About Two Worlds
Mabb, David. 2016. About Two Worlds. Salvage, 3, pp. 177-190. ISSN 2058-6361 [Article]
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Abstract or Description
David Mabb, 'About Two Worlds', 2015, acrylic paint, varnish, pencil, facsimiles of El Lissitzky’s 'About Two Squares' and William Morris’ Kelmscott Press 'The Wood Beyond the World' mounted on linen. Painting 1 (the Maid), 100 x 155 cm, Paintings 2-15, 80 x 70 cm. Photography: Peter White.
Mabb presents a work in two parts. In the first part, pages from a facsimile edition of William Morris’ Kelmscott edition of his late romance 'The Wood Beyond the World' has been overlaid with enlarged recreations of pages from Russian artist El Lissitzky’s acclaimed book 'About Two Squares'. In contrast, in the second part, Mabb has also overlaid Edward Burne Jones’ illustration of the Maid from 'The Wood Beyond the World' onto a facsimile edition of 'About Two Squares'.