BF: You used unusual materials in your work, Did you find any difficulty with the medium?
LSL: It were always raining in Denby Moor. I paint on't cardboard boxes and the cardboard were
always damp. I used to say to Dad " Cardboards damp again Dad" and he used to smile an
gi' us a clip round t'ear.
BF: At the time your subject matter was also unusual. Did you meet any resistance over your
choice of subject?
LSL: Me dad used to say "Thee's a daft begger our Laurence" he'd say "
Oo wants t' see paintings of 't factory? allus got t' do is look out t' window. Paint Dahlias instead,
that's proper art that is. Flowers and trees. I remember when it were all green screens round here."
Daft old sod.