"For me this picture of Stu's is the story of a young woman's life that hadn't turned out the way she'd expected it to. She ended up working on the streets. She gave up on finding love. Her heart grew hard. Finally she meets her fate on a cold winters night. But the way she walks towards her fate in this picture shows determination, not fear. She could've turned and ran. She didn't."
Mark Giblin is a Sydney based musician and animator. He left the UK many years ago, and spent far longer than could be considered sensible travelling the World, usually with a guitar. The banjo was taken up as an accompaniment for his cartoon music about 5 years ago, much to the horror of his neighbours at the time in Bondi. Mark is now 46 and does 1 healthy days work a week with Stu. All is well.