Saturday, 17 July 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
The images in this and the next three posts come from a long drift in the area of the City and the Inns of Court in London. I didn't set out with animals on my mind, but I kept seeing them (or their representations) and photographing them; they are everywhere. Most of these animal forms relate to arcane bestiaries connected to the law, commerce, the monarchy, the state. A couple are from art nouveau lifts I chanced upon.
While some of these animal presences are innocuous, some are mysterious, like shadow daemons from another time, waiting and watching. When I looked back at a couple of them, they had moved. Like grandmother's footsteps.
I'll let you decide which ones you think they were.
Saturday, 10 July 2010
S paints in the crust of salt with a finger of spit.
T wheels the last piano onto the fire.
P throws stones at a rock.
The afternoon turns over in its sleep,
C trades her kingfisher skull for
a tinned peach. M traps air in a screw-
top jar. F plants the last of his teeth.
L pulls up the ladder,
Secures the hatch.
For Catriona S; adapted from Simon Armitage