An archive on the artist Tony Greene (1955 - 1990).
Commentary by Richard Hawkins unless noted otherwise.
References: Denton Welch
"The writing-room was low, with walls and ceiling decorated in Adam plasterwork of fantastic refinement. The festoons, pendant husks, quivers of arrows, rams’ skulls with twisting horns, were all fined down to the most heartless delicacy. Orvil put out his finger and traced the outline of a tendril. The relief was so shallow and thin that it felt like a twirl of wire or thread. The complete whiteness of the room was only broken by the mahogany of the door, which had faded to the brilliant scintillating colour of a cat’s eye.
"Orvil looked along the shelves in their curved recesses on each side of the fireplace. At last he chose an Edwardian book on physical culture. The cover was decorated with a strong man bending his arms. His biceps had swollen into hard balls, and his belly and stomach were drawn in, so that the basket of the ribs overhung a smooth hollow.
"Orvil took the book back with him to the crowded court and found a chair in a corner …"
— Maiden Voyage, (London): Enitharmon Press, (2005)