Drawing an unnoticed or unloved object lends it a respect, a feeling of dignity that it deserves. Beauty is boring. That's my manifesto. Do artists do manifestos any more? Do they gather in warrens and, by the light of candles stuck in wine bottles, hammer out their manifestos? Do they accuse each other of being boozhwa?Do they go at each others' throats over the reactionary use of alizarin crimson? No, I don't suppose they do. Pussies.