Erase text. Alter meaning. I've long been interested in the idea of erasing text and images, as if attempting, in the case of the latter, to 'rewrite' history, perhaps. Or reshape it to my own liking. Images from the past are pleasing enough in themselves yet the opportunity to change them remains irresistible...the lure of collage...the creation of a new world from the old, which remains unmistakably 'old' by nature yet born anew according to what the artist sees, what is possible there in the time-frozen then reanimated image. In The Hungry Hustler I have erased text to leave a new message from words placed just as they were in the original advert.