Mary Griffiths

Enough for Immortality

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Year 2020
Medium Inscribed graphite on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm
Nominated by Alfredo Camerotti

About the work

Many of my drawings take their geometry and tone from rooms that I have been in. Some for a few minutes and that I know only fleetingly, others that I have got to know every inch of over many years. The room in Enough for Immortality is the house where I was born, and where loved ones have died – a place of first and last breaths. Yet the drawing of the room takes it far beyond its four walls and biographical associations as its dimensions are abstracted and it enters cosmic space. The title comes from a poem by the astronomer Rebecca Elson Let There Always Be Light:


Whatever they turn out to be,

               Let there be swarms of them,

               Enough for immortality,

               Always a star where we can warm ourselves.

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