Thursday 22 August 2019

into the woods

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To take a break from the lab, me and a friend went to visit a nearby graveyard, in the middle of east London. It was entirely taken over by woodland, and the city was lost to us as soon as we set out into the trees. It was a lilliputian world, beautiful and strange, where the inhabitants were tiny and time stood still. The spiders spun their webs from light in the silence, stitching everything together. I felt nostalgic for when I was used to collect bugs in jam jars to make my own 'zoo', and try to charge my parents to visit. There's the same feeling of 'capturing' one when I take its photograph, perhaps even more satisfying when it turns out well. Like the spiders, I feel like I'm painting in light.