David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

03 January 2010

The Gift of [ ]

Seeing my response, M recounted how, acting upon a waking intuition, she eventually arrived at a Salvation Army Store.

A while back I had described to her a pair of 1920s dimestore stands recently acquired for the heap.

Vernacular incarnations of The Supreme Goddess as Void, with projection-space for image, I reckoned.

It was this came to mind in the Op Shop when M beheld there the object of her uncanny summons, a Scandinavian-style projection-space.

Would this also be of interest to bL, she wondered?

Would it!!! (Thanks again M)
2009.12.30_ideogram from Nada C_400w
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

someone looks at something . . .