15 October 2006
Remote Staring and the Black Dog
I'm reading "Malignant Sadness" by Lewis Wolpert (he of the saying: "It is not birth, marriage or death which is the most important time in your life, but gastrulation.") His book is an attempt to understand depression and put me in mind of a drawing I made to illustrate Churchill's "Black Dog".
Click here for a recording of an amusing debate between Wolpert and Rupert Sheldrake. I once followed Sheldrake for half a mile on Hampstead Heath, trying his experiment of remote staring detection but he never once looked over his shoulder.
Pastel on Fabriano paper 13cm x 18cm.