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Glimpse of the Absence; Lucretius I by Amy Shelton(print, limited edition of 25)

Glimpse of the Absence; Lucretius I by Amy Shelton(print, limited edition of 25)


Ink drawing by Amy Shelton (2000)


from Angels & Animals, a limited edition book published by Maquette Press in 2000 consisting of 12 poems by John Burnside and a series of ink drawings by Amy Shelton. The poems animate a seasonal cycle and chain of being from animal to angel, taking the character of Lucretius (Roman philosopher/poet who wrote On the Nature of Things, a meditation on the natural world and man's responsibility to it) as the guiding spirit, with the human capacity to love as a central theme. The drawings allude to coastlines, hedgerows and the indeterminate flicks and movements that appear to us in our peripheral vision.


Polymer gravure etching editioned by Simon Marsh
Printed on Somerset velvet white 300gsm paper
Edition of 25


Unmounted paper size 32.5cm (wide) x 39.5cm (tall) 

Indented print size 25.5cm (wide) x 17.5cm (tall) 

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