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.

13 May 2012


Tomorrow evening is the last chance to support the fundraiser exhibition Voices of Art 3.1 for  Voiceless : the animal protection institute

The Speaking into Being of the World


 verb (used with object)
1. to show (an act, claim, statement, etc.) to be just or right: The end does not always justify the means.
2. to defend or uphold as warranted or well-grounded: Don't try to justify his rudeness.
3. Theology . to declare innocent or guiltless; absolve; acquit.
4. Printing  
a. to make (a line of type) a desired length by spacing the words and letters, especially so that full lines in a column have even margins both on the left and on the right.
b. to level and square (a strike).
verb (used without object)
5. Law  
a. to show a satisfactory reason or excuse for something done.
b. to qualify as bail or surety.
6. Printing (of a line of type) to fit exactly into a desired length.

- 2006 -

*2006 XMAS_Susie & The Gift_sRGB_532x800
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-  2011 -

2011_sketch for voiceless exhibition_bone justified_sRGB_400

- 2012 -

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A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

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