Songs & Prophecies
Songs & Prophecies is a landscape meditation on my home village of Felpham in West Sussex, a place that from 1800 to 1803 was also home to the artist and poet, William Blake. In his own lifetime, Blake’s art provided him with scant remuneration; his primary income was from engraving plates to illustrate the works of wealthy patrons. The prints in this series have been made using the photogravure process; they were printed using an 18th century etching press very similar to Blake’s. In presenting these photographic images alongside extracts from Blake’s writing, I am seeking to dislocate ideas of time and place, inviting viewers to reflect on ideas of past and present, progress and regression, change and constancy.
Bill Brooks • Tony Da Vall • Torz Dallison • Elizabeth Doak • Lorraine Edridge • Abigail Evans • Es Follas-Shell • Hanna Gabler • Syl Ojalla • Mark Perkins •