Irish artist Andrew Shiels went in search of Christmas. But finding little to commend it he chose to make art from contemporary Christmas discourse. This book is the result of his A-Z search on all things Christmas.
"Paradoxically, Shiels the artist appears to live in some kind of Panglossian dystopia, almost completely bereft of comprehension." Princess Rustina of Rustonia
"If most people knew that he spends a good deal of each day pretending to be a horse, perhaps they might view his work with a little more understanding." Jenny Saddler (Horse & Mousse)
"Yes, he is an artist of sorts! But nobody can pin down exactly what sort. Most of us just wish he would stop what he is doing. We are constantly suffering his disruptive activities." Blaithnaid Ní Corsette. (The Arts Programme, Radio Rustonia)
"They should never have let him near a camera!" Pond Wader. (Water Hyacinth Gazette)
"At least they've managed to stop him painting. That is some relief while we work on curbing his other efforts." Chris Cloister (International Altos Magazine)