This book is an exercise in memory, inspiration and endurance, the result of a self-imposed two-day weekend of isolation. Artist Paul McDevitt worked with nothing but a black roller ball pen and a large pile of A4 paper. The result was ‘Lost Weekend’ a series of 274 drawings displayed at Hales Gallery in London. Chronicling every idle thought, every unconscious wandering of a mind fizzing with humour and energy. The results reflect his enclosure, forcing him to look within for amusement and stimulation. Sitting with your feet up watching an erupting volcano, staring death from a puddle’s point of view, rabbit’s sex matches the wanderings of an idle mind can be extraor-dinary, the wondering’s of an active one are explosive. Lost Weekend is a mental slide-show, a series of visual jokes for the viewer to decipher. The artist does not laboriously focus on a single image. Each image naturally feeds into the next changing with the mental, physical and emotional permutations of the artist. Word play and visual games blend into artistic reference with a surreal stroke of humour. More than anything this collection makes explicit the process of artistic creation, that the journey is just as insightful and interesting as the final destination.