Space to ‘‘untangle a mess’’ has been one of the benefits of spending several months as artist in residence at Alexandra’s Henderson House for Auckland artist Dick Frizzell.
He has been able to work on a book he is writing called Me According to the History of Art. The aim of the book was ‘‘to define my personality and my thinking through art history — the art history that I relate to’’, Frizzell said.
He began downloading images of significant works of art from the internet but realised he could ‘‘get into trouble’’ if he reproduced the paintings.
So instead he was creating his own versions ‘‘to get around complicated international copyright laws’’.