"The Passing of
Triptych made up of three pieces, mixed media on paper
Based on three different versions of the Passing of Arthur, from the myths and legends of King Arthur and the Companionship of the Round Table.
‘Then slowly spake Arthur from the barge,
The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfills himself in many ways
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.’
The legend of Arthur and the Round table has always spoken to me. Words spoken, spoken by one close to the grave, words that live on to inspire and help those that come after. The grave will take men, but cannot keep their spirit.
Piece one: from La Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory, 1463
Piece two: from The Idylls of the King, Alfred Lord Tennyson,
Piece three: from The Once and Future King, T.H. White, 1958