Saturday, 26 April 2014


From 'Ten Notes on Items at Kettle's Yard'
 Item 5
‘Boats on Seas’ painted by Alfred Wallis. ‘My boat is so small and the sea is so wide.’ A hymn I learned at school.. I see the connection between this painting and John Banville’s novel, ‘ The Sea’, and the isolation of the individual, and the deeps; the plumbing of the unconscious; the currents which toss us willy nilly despite our attempts at control
Item 6
Three glasses among flowers. A picture by David Jones. I am aware they are standing proud against other objects in the background. A toe or is it a finger? Flowers. A little house? I ask myself if we can ever see the whole picture at once.

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