animalie - memory of being an animal

Chapter One

Transition into the unconscious mind

Screen Print on digital print
2100 x 1400mm

Magic Words

Edward Field – after Nalungiaq

In the very earliest time,
When both people and animals lived on earth,
A person could become an animal if he wanted to
And an animal could become a human being.
Sometimes they were people
And sometimes animals
And there was no difference.
All spoke the same language.
That was the time when words were like magic.
The human mind had mysterious powers.
A word spoken by chance
Might have strange consequences.
It would suddenly come alive
And what people wanted to happen could happen
All you had to do was say it.
Nobody could explain this:
That’s the way it was.

Knit Jacquard
300 x 900mm

snail shells, yarn, cupper
800 x 2000mm