This series of extraordinary, strange and intimate characters has over 40 pieces, they each emerged as if from an old myth, folk tale or strange internal narrative. This is why I call them ‘Mythologies’.
But the tales they tell have never been written.
In the reverse to the usual relationship of text and image I began a search for a writer to collaborate with and create text to accompany each picture, to illustrate the images, if you will. The idea is to combine these into a book. My original idea was that this writing, be it prose or poetry, sit opposite the artwork on each page and make a pair to be ‘read’ together.
The Story-World unfolds
I am now working in collaboration with the wonderful Ines Ferreira a visual artist, maker of art-books and author of humorous, strange and serious, magic-realist worlds. I entrusted Inez with my family of Mythologies and have read a few of the stories that have thus far emerged. I cannot wait to read more and develop the shape of this series further with Inez.
“Word-turns apt in riddle and rhythm to trip and roll the mind causing backtrack, retrace, and circled in so turning, the sentence sense embraced. The way a picture leads the eye, not forward to finality but, with concentric in-conclusions, as a dance that makes sense-of-a-step and does so by leading you both too-and-fro and leaving you, not locked, but poised by punctuation.”
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