Tuesday, 5 March 2013

bone tooth and hair

Abstract of the Title Linda Dacey 2013
The above is a recent sewn up delight.
The paper scrap has been taken from a 1795 land deed which I found
many years back in a dusty, side alley, antique bookshop in Covent
Garden, London. This document is substantial with many pages of
beautiful handwritten script. In my mind it magics up an image of a
young clerk, hunched over his high oak desk in dim light, 
meticulously documenting the legalities of the deal. I love how the
word remains as testimony to the anonymous life of this now,
long forgotten, individual.
I also love these small child leather shoes for similar reasons.
Time passes
and all that remains are
whispered shadows of previous
lives and endeavours:
bone, tooth and hair.
x ...   ***

1 comment:

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

i adore this, you are a woman after my own heart! I trained in fine art textiles in london in the 90's and am a professional UK based artist now, my work heavily embroidery based! lovely to find you and adore your images and words. now following along in google reader xxxx

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