by Merz in New Art on Wednesday 21 November 2012

I came across Etienne Clement’s work in a magazine and intended to contact him about doing a cover for my last album. It took another four years to hook up with him. He’s a London- based French artist, makes and paints little figures and puts them in often unsettling environments. We both separately came up with the idea of doing a pastiche of the Friedrich painting, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, for the front cover image of my record, No Compass Will Find Home. What, with me temporarily living in the Alps, wandering around Europe like a Flaneur, and tryin a write new songs.