Peter Clarke (1929 - )
A Lady of the Night (& Day)


mixed media
50 x 35cm

The reason? Reasons, really. The day-in & day-out monotomy,
of the factory job I was doing, making a particular
section of ladies underwear that, in any case,
was never seen by the public. The other reason? The
meagre wages I earned while the boss was becoming as rich
as Rockefeller. Ridiculous.
It suddenly struck me, "my girl, you're going to stay here
earning peanuts until you're old & they chuck you out.
Meanwhile here you are, a fool, sitting on a fortune.
Why don't you get out & go earn yourself some real
bucks?"
I got myself & my moneybox right out of there & put
myself into business. Life has its ups & downs. But, be-
lieve you me, it gives me an opportunity to meet a
variety of people.
A favourite song? "Night & Day." Another favourtie song,
"I did it my way." My hobby? Needlework, when I have
time. Ek laaik om te naai.


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