Neal Purchase Jnr.
Do you remember the moment you found out you were becoming a father?
Yes, I do actually. It was obviously a confronting and exciting moment. I had been with my then-girlfriend Beau for around 7 years and we were really close, so the thought of a family wasn’t foreign to us. It was definitely exciting, and a bit scary haha.
I’ve always enjoyed your multi-disciplinary approach to creativity, do you find shifting between mediums allows everything to continue being fresh and exciting?
The short answer is yes. Practising in so many different mediums allows me to keep my creative momentum pretty stable, without dropping in and out of creative bursts too much. It’s nice to jump from the computer to more hands on practise, then out in the field too. Its nice that each medium has found ways to bounce off each other and usually as I bring new ideas into one medium it will bleed into some of other practises too. In saying that it, does keep me very busy and I continuously have to check myself to not burn out.
Tell us, how has it been living in a household made up predominantly of women for the last 30 or so years?
I wouldn’t have it any other way, and I couldn’t imagine it actually. It was kind of nice being the only man in the house, being the big guy haha. There was the odd bit of squabbling between the girls every now and then, but generally, we were all on the same page and they were kind of tom-boys anyway.