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illuminate

03/12/2006


This Christmas exhibition will include three poems of mine presented as a triptych. Readers of Tonguefire will be familiar with two of them–“His Wading Light” and “A Voice is Heard in Ramah”–but the third, which is called “Down Darkness Wide”, is new and takes a different view of the story.

Interestingly, although the word triptych is usually applied to paintings, the first sense given in The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is “A set of three writing-tablets hinged or tied together.” So it seems I’m taking it back to an earlier usage.

illuminate will also include, among other pieces: a video installation, paintings, stained glass work, a hanging photo-montage, a shadowbox/calligraphy installation and a sound recording of some of Douglas Briton‘s poems. You can view the details of where and when by clicking on the poster to the left.

If you pop by, post a comment on the blog and let me know what you thought of the show.

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