Gerald is a wooden mannequin I bought at an art shop – I thought he would make a good prop for pictures at home when the light is rubbish on cold, dark, winter days. I took a few shots and thought it might make a good side-project to run in the main 365 this year.
As these things happen, he seems to have taken on a personality of his own, and being very naïve about the ways of the world, is trying to educate himself about life.
Here’s an A-Z (eventually) In Which Gerald Learns About…
Gerald sits on a pile of Architectural Guides from Ellipsis. Who does he think he is, Kevin McCloud?
He might have mastered 4th Position already, but I don’t think Rudolf Nureyev needs to worry just yet.
You seem to be quite a feline-tamer, Gerald.
- Dental Hygiene
Been eating Garlic and Onions again, Gerald?
Careful with that soldering iron, Gerald!
Careful you don’t burn your fingers, Gerald!
- Galileo’s Genius
No, Gerald, you don’t hug the thermometer to keep warm.
Oh dear, it looks like he’s been on the sauce.
I think he hopes it will stop the hammering in his head.
I know exactly how you feel…
He seems to have got the hang of it pretty quickly, but no-one’s told him how to cast off…
Be careful who your give your heart to, Gerald.
- popular Music
I think he has developed a liking for Motorhead…
Yes Gerald, 1093 is quite a big number
I wonder how far your plane will fly, Gerald?
Wear it with pride, Gerald.
Do you have any answers, Gerald?
I’ve told him he shouldn’t spend all day posing in front of the mirror, but he won’t listen.
Careful where you point those, Gerald.
Will you help me put it on the tree please, Gerald?
Or, more specifically, the fact that he’s not wearing any.
Yes, Gerald, they can bite you!
That’s turned out nice, Gerald, did you make it yourself?
It looks like you could be in trouble there, Gulliver Gerald.
He seems to have mastered the Ushtra-asana (Camel) pretty quickly.
Mind you don’t trip on the zip.
I hope you enjoy Gerald’s adventures!