"ULYSSES was written in 1833 by Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate of Great Britain from 1850-1892. A poem about growing old, but written when Tennyson (1809 - 1892) was a young man in his earliy twenties. ULYSSES was written in the aftermath of a close friend's death as an attempt to come to terms with the loss. Taking inspiration from Homer's epics - The Iliad and The Odyssey - he adapts the story to fit his own themes. The tone of Ulysses is reflective, contemplative and hopeful. The speaker has come to the conclusion that to live a meaningful life, he has to reflect, and move on.
Sections of the poem have been chosen for this edition for their relevance today in 2020, a period in which we need a renewed sense of optimism and purpose.
The edition was made in collaboration with master printer Roberto Mazzotto of La Bottega del Tintoretto and Pierpaolo Pregnolato of Damocle Editions in Venice. I did it during a residency at the Emily Harvey Foundation from December 2019 - February 2020." (Morgan O'Hara)
Media: 100 year old handcarved wooden letters
Old Mill paper from Carteria Fedrigoni, Verona, Italia
Dimensions: 50 x 34 cm / 19.6 x 13.3 inches
Edition of 15: Signed and numbered.
Two editions have been broken into Individual pages.
Entire set with folder: 20 different texts plus colophon,
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