There's a Certain Slant of Light

5 x bromoil photographic prints
framed together
196 x 72 cms

A bromoil is a hand-made photographic print in which the original silver image has been replaced with one consisting of an oil pigment. The process is a marriage of photography, printmaking and painting.

There's a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons –
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes –

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –
We can find no scar,
But internal difference,
Where the Meanings, are –

None may teach it – Any –
'Tis the Seal Despair –
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the air –

When it comes, the Landscape listens –
Shadows – hold their breath –
When it goes, 'tis like the Distance
On the look of Death –

Emily Dickinson