The Well-spring

2014.  Archival Ink on Canson Rag Photographique.    Edition of 8

 

THE WELL-SPRING exhibition draws together themes of war, personal portraits, relationships.    The  title is derived from a line in the poem “For The Fallen” by English poet Laurence Binyon, from his collection “The Winnowing Fan”, written in 1914 at the very start of the First World War.

This poem includes the well-known Ode (They shall grow not old……) recited on Anzac and Remembrance Days.    The poem reads :

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the night.


And although Binyon was writing of lost young men, those lines also speak of our attachment to friends and loved-ones, and the ways we and they are connected to our homelands.