Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Scattered Poetry

Close up of a page from Fragments of Light showing cut circles of silver mylarWe previously blogged a truly spectacular manuscript Sufi prayer book. We were taken by it as a physical manifestation of the mystical teachings of Sufism. It now has a modern companion that complements it by scattering light and text in a translation of Rumi's poetry.

Vincent FitzGerald cut out lines of Rumi's verse on shiny Mylar pages, then used a steel plate backing to anchor his Fragments of Light 4 (New York, 2009). The result is a play of light and poetry that both "mirrors" the poems and reflects the reader (and photographer!) onto them.

Two-page spread of Fragments of Light showing mylar reflection
Come take a look by asking for Presses K298rufr.