The accompanying book for the exhibition of the same name, currently showing at Ordovas Gallery in London.
A father finds himself on a train. He’s not sure how he got there nor where the train is going. When he discovers his daughter Cressida is in danger, he begins a complex journey back to warn her. Cressida’s Dream is a story of a father and daughter mixed with the cautionary tale of a world on the edge of apocalypse. Every page sparkles with ideas and images, and one must surrender to them as the apocalyptic scenes career into each other.
Words by Simon Astaire and illustrations by Bill Jacklin RA.
|Dimensions||23 x 1 x 18cm|
|Fabric & material||Hardback|
|No. of Pages||138|
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Cressida’s Dream features new works by Bill Jacklin RA (b. 1943), which the artist created in response to a novella by Simon Astaire. This exhibition is the result of their creative dialogue during the recent lockdowns. Like many people who found new expressive outlets during this period, Astaire and Jacklin both explored fresh creative terrain in their work and conversations. Astaire, who has known Jacklin for many years, was inspired to write a fantasy while spending lockdown in England. Jacklin, who spent lockdown in rural Rhode Island, was intrigued by the story and a long-distance artistic correspondence ensued, culminating in his illustrations for Cressida’s Dream.