I just ran into photographer Alice Wheeler on the street, and she delivered a great speech. All artists are either obsessive or funky, she said. She is on the funky side. This means the artist works when moved, and is moved to work often enough to be an artist. This means the artist is not a professional, with expensive equipment and working hours and a tendency to take up a lot of room. Alice says look for more of this work now that the recession is here and settled in.