Under Milk Wood is a poem/play by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. This paper cut features the opening lines of the play, taking imagery directly from the text. Its white-on-white ambiguity forces the viewer to move closer, to peer in between the lines, tiny details popping up before their eyes. Once you’ve spotted one, you’ll try to spot more – the rabbiter with his gun emerging from the “courters-and-rabbits’ wood”, the picnic left by the lovers who have gone for a stroll in the sunshine, the anchor of the Sailor’s Arms, and down in the harbour, the Rhiannon and the Star of Wales that tilt and ride.
Taken at the ‘Visions’ group show in Hoxton.