Our idea is not that one art illustrates another, but that the two arts, with a measure of independence, affirm the same sense of mystery and strangeness in the presence of individuals, objects and landscapes. Our aim is to stress the inscapes of the living universe, to bring into consciousness the quiddity of things, their thisness and thatness, the specific energy of their being. We want to express our profound responsibility to the mesmerising beauty of life.


I had read of swans, of course, and could recite their names:

the Mute, Bewick and the Whooper. I knew ...


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