earth murmurs

curwen gallery london 30th april-6th june 1992


catalogue details:

russell mills (text!):
Chant: Spin 31.3 x 33.7 x 7 cm acrylic, oil stains, earth, reflective paint on wood Reternal 1: Read As Text (1991) 212 x 91.5 cm acrylic, plaster, seeds, earth, banging, etching varnish, wood stains, god leaf. computer parts on wood. Reternal 2: Silenty-Gliding Rising (1991) 65.5 x 65.5 cm Acrylic, plaster, copper, gold leaf, feather on wood.

ian walton (text!):
Keening Place (1992) 142 x 225 cm roofing compound, paper, varnish,acrylics, wood Tree with Lights In (1992) 114.2 x 122.5 cm roofing compound, varnish, graphite on canvas on wood Remains (1991) 179 x 122 cm P.V.A., roofing compound, oil colour, varnish on canvas on wood

"God is in the details"
Miles van der Rohe.

"Nothing is lost, nothing is created everything is transformed"
Antoine Laurent Lavoisior.

"Nothing is rich, but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She shows only surfaces but she is a million fathoms deep."
Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"MA. the natural distance between two or more things existing in a continuity the space delineated by posts and screens ( rooms the natural pause or interval between two or more phenomena occurring continuity. a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting."
Robert Frost

"Nature is often hidden sometimes overcome seldom extinguished."
Francis Bacon, Essays xxxviii 1612

"Art may be called complete and perfect when it seems to be nature."
Longinus. On the Sublime xxii c250

"What do I make of all the textures. What does it mean about the kind of world in which I have been set down?
The texture of the world, its filigree and scroll work, means that there is the possibility for a beauty here, a beauty inexhaustible in its complexity, which opens to my knock, which answers in me a call I do not remember calling and which trains me to the wild and extravagant nature of the sprite I seek."
Arinte Dillard Pilgrim of Linker Creek.

"I am Went.
I am whirl-heap.
Wilted winds leaf Houses eye men cliffs.
Bevel whirl wind.
Men stone houses cliffs.
Whirl-heap blood leaf."
Kurt Schwitters


all images / text reproduced with kind permission of russell mills and ian walton. very special thanks to mike moran for all the scans and transcriptions.