The 68 pictures in this book emerged one after another without an initial plan nor thought out story line. Each followed on with a kind of inevitability and became the tracings of an extraordinary journey, an odyssey, moving from a blank page, through dreams, nightmares and visions to an inevitable conclusion.
The text was written after the drawings. This was also made in an improvisatory way and was a spontaneous response to what was on the opposite page. The result is a phantasmagorical set of words and pictures which have a haunting and powerful effect on the mind and leave one with a sense of wonder. It is a book one can return to many times to tease out its multiple layers of meaning.
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Here are some page spreads from ‘The Lost Traveller’s Dream’.
I have the books on my table and having read them, looked at them, love them.
I congratulate you: the Lemon Tree Suite paintings/drawings are so tender, and wonderfully drawn, rich, truly a joy to see.
The Lost Travellers dream is magical. The past can look after itself, it’s huge, and rears its head constantly, literally. So this book touches profoundly my thoughts and feelings around this subject of how/what next? Many bells ringing. So I thank you. Also I congratulate you on the presentation, and that simply as books to hold in your hand, they are very satisfying. So a huge thank you, they are a beautiful, moving, thoughtful gift, and I am very happy, grateful, to have them.
Emily Young. Sculptor
Wow, these books are so beautiful and so fascinating – I think particularly The Lemon Tree Suite, for me, with its powerful, touching and skilful images that invite one to keep coming back. I also like the space it gives to the reader. But they are both astonishing. I hope you are pleased with them.
Dr Iain McGilchrist. Psychiatrist, author and thinker.
Garry! The books have arrived. They are both powerful. Lovely is The Lemon Tree Suite with lovely lemons interspersed with intriguing objects, and then with some unpleasant ones – the human condition. Life is not all lovely lovely lemon trees.
The Lost Traveller’s Dream is really like going on a journey with the lost traveller, I love it, dreamlike, as it is meant to be. I’m so pleased to have them and see how the paintings and drawings come together as two books .
Kate Dicker. Printmaker
I wanted to make sure I read ‘The Lost Traveller’s Dream’ before leaving tomorrow and have now done so. I think it works beautifully, the improvisatory combination of images and text, the Beckettian echoes among others reverberating throughout, the sense of an unfinished journey and the meetings with dream-like images along the way. Thank you!
Caroline Maldonado. Poet and translator
Congratulations, Garry. This is extraordinary work. Absorbing. Two quite separate modes of consciousness at work, each book remarkable in its own way, but how well, and how mysteriously they go together. It’s hard to specify why. Products of the same brain, of course, but hard to articulate the connections. Best not to try, probably. So, yes, bravo!
Paul Broks. Author and neuropsychologist.
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