Over the course of 30 years in the locked ward of a London psychiatric hospital, Albert drew a large number of the most diverse architectural constructions. He indulged in just one freedom, and that is a highly eclectic combination of motifs. He finds drawing meditative and cathartic; it is a way of escaping the monotony of institutional life. As he himself admits, art gives him a sense of “connection” and “wholeness”. He did not sign his works on principle (nor did he like to give his surname), and only rarely does he part with any of them.