“I wrote the word skunk by scratching into the paint when it was still wet, and got the idea of the character from a picture on my phone. In this picture there is a clown smoking a spliff that looks totally mad! I thought I should use this picture on the canvas to represent that smoking skunk can seem like a laugh, but it can have a darker side as it can make you have mental problems, like schizophrenia or paranoia.” - Matty aged 15. The young peoples work was exhibited at a NHS Lifecheck project launch in Bradford. Feb 2009