Bio: As an art history writer I am constantly trying to evaluate what exactly is good art? What work actually matters and what is merely fools gold? Having experienced good, bad, inspirational and occasionally awful art for many years I wanted to cast a cold eye on what is essential and what is not. I can’t always tell what is good but I try and determine its merits and failings. My opinion is only ever that. I welcome robust challenges to my thoughts. I also try to investigate or reveal trends and perhaps neglected or unforeseen links between different cultural forms in contemporary society with a view to their historical context. What does popular culture have to say about our present sense of self and how does it give us an identity?