The 1976 edition of the Penguin Book of Love Poetry is divided into sections: imitations, declarations, persuasions, celebrations, separations and desolations. The section with the poems I like the most is separations. There is something intrinsically interesting about looking at things being pulled apart. I like these poems that put into words the maelstrom of dejection where everything glitters with loss. Where the writer examines what was through the lens of what is gone. There is something very satisfying about pulling something apart and restructuring it.
The printing museum makes boxes out of old book covers, there were lots of them around so I used them as frames for cyanotypes that were made either from direct sun printing or contact printing from negatives. [envira-gallery id=”3016″]
Ritual is important. The breakfast ritual doubly so, another night survived, another morning washed and dressed, make up on and ready to eat, ready for the rest of the day.
Quick opinion poll: which one of these statements is true? a) Barack Obama is the first black president of the United States of America or b) Barack Obama is the forty fourth white president of the United States of America. If you answered a, he’s mixed race so he’s not exactly black per se, so perhaps you should go to the back of the class and try to work out if answering a makes you a racist. If you answered b, you should probably get your eyes tested as that is a very weird kind of colour blindness but for …