All Art a Story
‘Has potential but is easily distracted’
This was drilled into me with every single report card I recieved from school. I didn’t know what it meant at the time. I suspect it’s one of those throwaway lines teachers cut and paste into student feedback. I was forever drawing in class, but I wasn’t distracted. I was actually quite focused when I was drawing. It helped me visualise the topic instead of thinking about what I was supposed to be looking at, or how I should behave. I was always drawing – drawing in class, making comics with my brothers and friends outside of class, defacing the front page of the newspaper at home. Thankfully, my parent encouraged me in all this.
Excerpt taken from Kyle’s retrospective book, ‘Some of My Friends Are Shapes’, published 2021.