Fantastical Escapes part two: The big one: Stay with me.
Seedling Art Space, July 4th, 2010.
Stay With Me
Fantastical Escapes Part Two: The Big One in the pump shed of the Seedling Art Space is a sight-specific installation by Ray Harris, as part of a series of works that explore the scenes of our fantasies and delusions.
Fantastic Escapes is a room; a state of mind, that familiar space that you go to when you are feeling a certain way, to escape…
So will you come exploring with me?
It’ll be like we’re children again.
We’ll see what Nature will show us,
where it might take us,
without a care in the world.
But now all these years past,
and I am unmoved.
Still dreaming of things that were,
the things that should have been,
and the things I wish could still be.
But you have moved on now,
You have a place in this world,
people who rely on you to be home before dark.
Night-time, when everything was magnetised,
when our torchlight’s seem brighter,
the crickets chirped and the birds sang louder,
never had we felt so removed and free.
I still belong to that universe,
the one we created for ourselves.
If only you were here to share it with me.
Writing by Polly Dance.