'Art 1' is my current working file. Every image that makes it into art 1 is printed after which it either makes it onto 'the shelf' in the studio or the bin for recycling into tetra pack cartons or toilet roll interiors ie those cardboard tubes which might be the last stop for recycled material before landfill. If you become a toilet roll interior ... you're not going to end up as a Volvo in your next life.
If someone then comments on the work on 'the shelf' it makes it to the second print stage which is bigger and has the honour of being framed. Less of these go to the bin but it does happen from time to time when I look at the work and usually say out loud 'WTF' before breaking the material and dropping the splintered parts into the appropriate coloured plastic boxes under the bench ... more recycling. I've become so obsessed of late about waste that my biggest framed pieces cut from sheet material and 3 metre lenghts of moulding, have less than 5% waste which goes to make those little wedges which keep the furniture stable in restaurants. If you should visit my gallery at Caffe In Shepherd Market Mayfair, ask for a table wedge and you will be given a 3 inch piece of picture frame cut to slide effortlessly beneath the leg of a wobbly table. Then if you further engage and buy a picture you can rest assured none of it went on to reinforce toilet rolls.