A conjuring trick.. an imaginary portrait of a friend of mine. (chalk on paper 40 x 30, 2005 ) which I made completely from memory one day. Although I have never seen him sit quite like this he has this kind of feline suppleness and a way of living loosely inside his clothes and always, to me, comes with a red background. I have never caught sight of him asleep either. As I say, it is made up. If he sat in front of me I could never achieve a likeness like this. A mystery.