WB Yeats Project

These new images are part of an ongoing series inspired by  WB Yeat’s collection ‘The Wind among the Reeds’. 
The ancient wanderers and spirits in the poems haunt a modern day wanderer, walking his dog on Hastings Beach.
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The first outing for some of the images is at the Kaleidoscope gallery in Sevenoaks as part of ‘The Reference Section’ exhibition, that’s on until May 6th. I’m displaying 12 small images. Here’s a sample few:
 
In this selection the sounds of the sea mix with the wild sounds of the poem ‘The Hosting of The Sidhe’:
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“….And Niamhe calling Away, come away:
Empty your heart of its mortal dream.
The winds awaken, the leaves whirl round,
Our cheeks are pale, our hair is unbound,
Our breats are heaving, our eyes are agleam…”
Hosting of The Sidhe 1
 
And behind this the great poem of longing ‘The song of Wandering Aengus’ whispers quietly:
 
‘…Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where  she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands…
Aengus ancient
 
Words, marks, textures, sounds, images and scraps of narrative mix like leaves in the wind inviting the viewer to make their own connections and dream their own daydreams.
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