Sunday, August 10, 2008
"Hi, it's Kate Derum from Monash University, I'm calling about your interviews"
"Are you going to come to the tapestry interview?"
"I don't know, I don't even know what tapestry is?"
"What do you think it is?"
"Brown lumpy wall hangings?"
"Well, I think you should come to the interview, I think you'll find it can be quite a refined way to make imagery."
"Ok, I'll see you at the interview"
And that was the way I first met Kate Derum. And it was the start of my development as an artist. She was extremely supportive of me, and patient, because I was very nutty from time to time while I was at Uni. I absolutely cannot say how important she was to me, or how sad I am that she is not here anymore.
I'll miss her very much.