….Scarlet Blue actually exists, but an understanding of her work leads one to believe that the possibility of ‘Bottled Greed’ existing is highly likely another of Blues’s fictions. It would not be the first time that Blue courted controversy during her dubious yet short lived career proving herself to be a duplicitous character.
In May 2007 she went missing and was believed to have drowned in a river close to her home in Luddley-cum-Mogwash; her weather-proof jacket, walking cane and one wellington boot were found on the river bank alongside a discarded Campari bottle. Foul play was originally suspected and a local man was arrested….
19 May 2007
. . . had left misleading, often completely meaningless clues via her website. These included visual clues, whereby bottles would be photographed in unusual places, the most daring of which was ‘Bottled Flight’, whereby a bottle containing three large eggs rests precariously within a bird’s nest, 60ft aloft. Other clues were encoded within quotations and in a fictional story about village life. It is still unknown as to whether ‘Bottled Greed’ actually exists, indeed some remain sceptical as to whether Scarlet Blue actually exists, but an understanding of her work leads one to believe that the possibility of ‘Bottled Greed’ existing is highly likely . . . .
18 January 2007
. . . artists like Tracy Emin & Sarah Lucas may have passed over into that great gallery in the sky, but Scarlet Blue, easily their equal in the legend stakes, has plenty of life in her yet. Enough energy at 80 to make an appearance at the opening of her major retrospective exhibition in Luddley-cum-Mogwash village hall.
It was here in Luddley-cum-Mogwash that she staged what was to become her most controversial piece of work. In May 2007 she was . . .