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I am a visual artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I incorporate my own poetry into my artwork, sometimes collaging it into pieces, sometimes writing about paintings and sometimes inspiring paintings.

Dawn and Dusk

By jillashforth, Aug 13 2018 11:29PM

For the first time I recited some of my own poetry in public at the private view of my exhibition, Reflections. It was a great night with a good turn out for the opening and I was excited to be making my new video public with a live performance of the piece.

The text is made up of the words from two of my poems, Dawn and Dusk. The words appear in white, ephemeral on the screen, and disappear into the cloud quickly. One stares at the clouds and then, just as fast as the letters form, they vanish into the light sky.

The poem Dawn was inspired by a memory of watching the dawn unfold in the bay window of my flat one summer morning. I had stood with my face pressed against the pane, watching the sky change for over an hour. It had been mesmerising. The poem Dusk was inspired by a walk in Inverleith Park along an avenue of trees just as the light was failing one winter day. The two poems represent polar opposites, which fascinate me. They are about beginnings and endings, something which my life has been full of recently.

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