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.

20 November 2016


A special pleasure shared by artists is an ease of giving and receiving. 

Here, such things are often delivered by Postman Nick, himself an artist and leaver of fruit from his trees, sometimes a drawing, or a letter, a photo... Recently, he delivered this unexpected handmade postcard sent several weeks before the TRUMP ascendency, postmarked Briefzentrum 12 (Berlin-South Postal Distribution Center) and stamped with a yellow TRUMPet on white surrounds - Narcissus.

From whom, by whom? By an obviously skilled hand, it declares itself a DANIUS postcard. Is it from International Melbourne Man of Action Danius K of Slave Pianos and Punkasila ...?

It is. Commissioned by him, the unfamiliar skilled calligrapher, drawer, colourist and image maker is a young Mexican artist-clown who lives in Berlin, Ernesto Lucas. (Hello Ernesto. Thank you!)

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 

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

Goodbye cruel world, we're off to join the Circus

 Gambas Circus, Berlin. Ernesto Lucas and Camille Phelep with
 members of Junior TAR