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temptation
..................................... Based on an etching by Odilon Redon which illustrates a text from The Temptation of St Anthony, this installation speculates on the fate of a quiver of arrows which are thrown from a chariot as it overturns. The work creates an imaginary flight path for the arrows and considers the possible cause of the dramatic accident. In history, literature and religion, arrows have associations other than the usual ones of war and conflict. Blake wrote of ‘arrows of desire’ in Jerusalem whilst Cupid’s dart features in many classical paintings. In this instance, the viewer is invited to pass through their own pathway of danger or desire. .....................................