The sightless’ guide taken

Sophocles: Oedipus in Colonos

Oedipus: Ho, friends! ye will not surely play me false? Chase this ungodly villain from your land.

Chorus: Hence, stranger, hence avaunt! Thou doest wrong in this, and wrong in all that thou hast done.

Creon to his guards: ‘Tis time by force to carry off the girl, if she refuse of her free will to go.


4 responses to “The sightless’ guide taken

    • The idea of still life objects as actors comes from the Matisse in his studio exhibition in the autumn. I am doing no outdoors drawing as my cycling/walking time has been taken over by walking the dog who must be watched constantly off the lead lest he strays. So I cleared out the study to serve more as a studio, in which to develop some of the ideas on still life. In the process I found a box of ornate chess pieces, a past gift from my sister. I started drawing these as actors on a stage. During this I chanced to be listening to Sophocles’ Oedipus /Antigone trilogy on Audible. On New Years Eve, I painted the abstract actors’ forms over the composition of kingfisher pawns from the chess set.

      • I think you may have missed your calling as a set/costume designer. I’m a big reader, love films and watching dance, but can’t seem to connect any of this to my art, so this series is intriguing for me

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