"The purpose of this ‘sketch book’ is to provide a random summary of the interests of an individual, me, that begin to point towards a self-portrait. Statements begin with the word ‘I’ and are usually followed by ‘like’ or ‘love’. Obvious statements, such as ‘I like world peace’ and ‘I love my family’ have not been included. Dislikes and negative statements have also been omitted. The artwork and photographs are my own and have been mostly produced during the RMS project period and inspired by the subject matter. The book itself was compiled within one week from the materials, without much attention being paid to page layout.
James Smith, December 2013"