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.

12 November 2014

40 years

We showed this image in the previous post
an undated New York photo by Vivian Maier

and captioned that post Skeletons Fighting Over a Pickled Herring - James Ensor, 1891

The two scenes usher-in yet another such
] someone-something-someone ( 
: this meta-arrangement
from November 1974
40 years ago

click image to enlarge                    AAA_ArtArchive Australia

one un|masked actor 
] you here now (  
regardeth the scene
Two Actors of Regard 
(painted in the manner of Fred Williams)
staged as if all three do here behold
This Dependent-Arising Projection-Space

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/ 
someone looks at something ... 

(Untitled Painting No. 1)
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/ 
someone looks at something ...