Jailing him, trial judge Mrs Justice Whipple said: ‘You killed Norma Bell in cold blood in her own home when she was defenceless.‘She had done nothing to deserve your violence, then you set fire to her home in a failed attempt to cover your tracks.’ Dack stole a boxed 49in TV and £700 after attacking the woman he had known since childhood, and from whom he had borrowed £10 the week before.
He sold the TV to a friend for £60 and repeatedly returned to Mrs Bell’s home in Westbourne Road, using her landline to call the Babestation TV channel to speak to women performers.
Most people assume that addiction always involves alcohol or drugs; the reality is that addiction is an illness of the individual’s brain and that it is possible for a sufferer to become addicted to almost anything…or anyone.
Addiction to sex and love is a common manifestation of the illness; just because it doesn’t involve a substance doesn’t mean it is any less harmful or destructive to the individual sufferer, or to their family and loved ones.
So in my next pieces I'll be going back to painting. Or even if I use a photographic means, is it a photograph? So that describes some of the technical aspects of your work.
I think my move to Los Angeles has made me want to be physical and work with my hands. In regard to subject matter, I wanted to talk with you about two oppositional or perhaps complementary ideas I see in your work: intimacy and detachment.