Iâ€™m remembering the time that Paul coloured a perfect square with a highlighter on their white family cat, Snowy. She had a pink side for weeks.
for Paul Carter, after 15 years
It’s hard to believe that Paul Carter has been gone fifteen years. Like all things digital, my ten year memorial for him was a bit dusty, so I did a re-encoding that will look better on today’s devices. The info page is unchanged.
Still miss you, buddy. It gets further but no easier.
All the Colours We Have (for Paul Carter)
It’s hard to believe that Paul Carter has been gone ten years. I realized that my original ZX Spectrum BASIC memorial to him had got a bit dusty, in that it ran as an outdated Java applet. So I rewrote the code, and put it here: All the Colours We Have (for Paul Carter).
You’re Not Alone
Withered Hand is one of my favourite artists. Today, I found out that one of his first EPs was for Paul Carter, my childhood friend who died in 2006. Paul’s artwork is on the cover.
I’m not ashamed to say that I cried my eyes out when I heard Big Ten Four (Paul’s Song).
for Paul Carter
for Paul Carter. Paul died a year ago today.
Â The above are static images of the installation.
Paul Carter, 1970-2006
Paul Carter died in a car crash yesterday near Edinburgh. We were inseparable as kids.
He was an inspired artist, even when I knew him. I’ll never forget him asking of his ZX Spectrum: How do I get more colours from this?
This is me and Paul (right) in the summer of 1983. Paul was wearing his Beatles t-shirt, as usual; I think he’d just painted his bedroom wall with scenes from Yellow Submarine. We were just about to set out on a sponsored cycle. We belted round the track at Crookfur Park until everyone else had gone home, leaving one poor hapless lap-counting volunteer waiting in the dusk.
Some of Paul’s artwork on the web:
- Scottish Arts Council Archive: Paul Carter.
- re-title.com: Paul Carter.
- Axis Open Frequency: Paul Carter.
- 12XU Solo Show and Suburban Guerilla book launch, Embassy Gallery
Update, 21 Aug: Paul’s funeral is this Friday in Joppa at St Philip’s Church, Joppa Road at 10.30 am. There is a wake in the church hall after until 1pm. Thanks to Chris Hill and John Beagles for finding this.