Saturday, June 30, 2007

You have seen nothing like it before...

but after ... you see things like it everywhere.

The picture above is a graph of the page elements of this web-page, a unique fingerprint of the construction of it at a single point in time. You can watch it grow from here, or use your webpage of choice here. I've inverted the colours on the snapshot above so it looks beautiful on my black background.

The top quote is an excerpt from a letter of C.S.Lewis to Mervyn Peake after reading Peake's Gormenghast.

Earlier today I picked up a long-desired copy of Mervyn Peake: The Man and His Art, a beautifully-presented volume that complements the growing collections of Peake biographies by presenting a range of his illustrations over a forty-year period.

(at right) Israel Hands falls from the mast, Treasure Island

Looking over some of the work from Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor and Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, I can see certain parallels with the later work of Slovak artist Peter Klucik which I'd discovered in Bratislava in April.

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