BLAKE IN THOUGHT (W.B. SÉANCE)

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2020, Blake in Thought (W.B. Séance), Polaroid photograph series

The great visionary William Blake resurrected, for a moment we saw him as a man alive, we caught a glimpse of his likeness through a séance conducted with electricity and chemical film. Poised in the shadows his likeness materialised before us; solemn, eyes closed, deep in thought. We can only wonder what went on inside his mind in those moments as we called him from the past or from the great beyond. W.B., like all of us, conceals behind a head of flesh and bone a universe unique and unlike any other – but how lucky we are to have artists like him who seek to share the mysteries they find within.