Poetry picture; To you whose hope seems stolen
A ceramic triptych featuring original poetry.
Each part is made by impressing words and images into a slab of raw stone-ware clay, before air-drying and firing in the kiln. Next, the bisc-hard slabs are glazed using both under glazes and overglazes to create this unique piece of art.
The piece is framed in a waxed wooden frame, with painted mounting.
34 by 33 cm.
We made this piece during the pandemic ‘lock down’, when it seemed as if all of our futures were uncertain, but the poem featured actually comes from an advent project (this one). We made the piece as a way of reaching out beyond the troubles of our times towards hope.
Here is the poem in full;
To you whose hope
Know this tender thing;
The bruised old sky above you
(Which seems to yawn indifference)
Is, in fact, leaking light.
Particles tumble down
Like this promise;
I am here
Where you are
For I know what you know
I see what you see
The fences you built are no protection
My stars leave no shadow
And in this gentle light