Then the garment may be set on fire, so the end result can never be accurately predicted. Sounds strange, but the images are striking, creative, fiercely original and very thought provoking. We discussed the philosophy behind the process of renewal through fire and the legend of the Phoenix rising from the Ashes. Some of Charlie’s work may be seen - here
I asked Charlie about his second name. In a former life, he had worked with an associate in Liverpool and was known as Charlie Pig. However, working with Islamic organisations, he thought that this could cause offence, hence the dropping of the G.
To say that I enjoyed our conversation would be a huge understatement, plus there was the bonus of Charlie pointing out a huge piece of graffiti just around the corner by the well-known street artist, Phlegm. Thank you Charlie and I hope that the exhibition was a great success.
Here's Phlegm's graffiti somewhat embellished by local residents.