"From a far island"

Inspired by a prose poem, 'Gift 1', by Kathleen Jamie in 'Frissure' (Polygon, 2013).

"Our exchanges not only involved looking and talking. Kathleen sent me the enclosure from a letter she had received…during her recovery. Bog Cotton, Silverweed and Thrift literally spilt out of an envelope and onto my desk, asking to be fashioned into a composition of some sort. I chose the form of a book…
...books convey notions not only of conversation and exchange but, equally, of intimacy and privacy. In my hands, the book form becomes a fragile, precious thing, to be held with care and treated with love. When held to the light, the Silverweed pressed into its surface gives it the appearance of a photographic negative, evoking the passing of time and suggestion of a story unfolding…"

- Brigid Collins, in 'Frissure' (page 15)
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Angus Bremner

"From a far island"

Inspired by a prose poem, 'Gift 1', by Kathleen Jamie in 'Frissure' (Polygon, 2013).

"Our exchanges not only involved looking and talking. Kathleen sent me the enclosure from a letter she had received…during her recovery. Bog Cotton, Silverweed and Thrift literally spilt out of an envelope and onto my desk, asking to be fashioned into a composition of some sort. I chose the form of a book…
...books convey notions not only of conversation and exchange but, equally, of intimacy and privacy. In my hands, the book form becomes a fragile, precious thing, to be held with care and treated with love. When held to the light, the Silverweed pressed into its surface gives it the appearance of a photographic negative, evoking the passing of time and suggestion of a story unfolding…"

- Brigid Collins, in 'Frissure' (page 15)
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Photographer:
Angus Bremner