Under Milk Wood

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.

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Taken at the ‘Visions’ group show in Hoxton.

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