At 81, as you can imagine, Don Driver isn’t out night clubbing so much, but he is still making work. In fact we helped him complete (in so far as any work is ever completed until it is physically taken away from Don) a collage while we were in New Plymouth.
Illness has battered but not beaten Don and as we sat in his room he made it clear he wanted part of the collage pinned to the wall changed, and changed now. He had already marked the offending area with a black marker and we were soon racing through magazines looking for the right yellow or orange to fill the gap. Of course Don was the one to find it and tore the page out for us to shape and fit.
It worked like a charm and Don let us know the work was finally finished… until next time.
Images Driver’s most recent work before (left) and after (right) the addition. The change is at the bottom left hand of the gorilla’s face. Click on the image to enlarge. You be the judge.