As the date approaches, I get more and more excited. Well, since I am far away, there isn’t much I can do besides crossing fingers in excitement now. I won’t be in London for the launch of the Jabberwocky exhibition on March 13th, 2018, to be held at Espacio Gallery, led by curator Ana Cockerill. Since four of my works will make it there, I believe a little part of me kinda will be there.
Jabberwocky is a poem by Lewis Carrol from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872. It is considered as a ‘nonsense’ work and describes an imaginary fight between a boy and a monster, one with “jaws that bite, claws that catch”. The Jabberwocky is a poem written in mirrored fashion in a book Alice finds in its wonderland. Quoting Ana Cockerill in the proposal document for the exhibition: “I am fascinated by Carroll’s linguistic creativity and the fantastical world that he invents. And, perhaps, I am still a child at heart… But aren’t we artists forever children in essence?”
Since I mentioned Ana, I can’t thank her enough. Really, I wouldn’t be participating if it wasn’t for her efforts and support. She even chose the framing for my work after it arrived in London!
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