Spring officially commences on 20th March. Can you tell us what this month means to you and how this season relates to your new commission?
March is significant, because Spring heralds new growth, what seems dead comes back to life. In our case, hopefully Spring will bring some kind of hope for the future, for life being less restricted. I liked the idea that the month when Spring begins could be the timescale for these animated ‘visions’ of reshaping and re-imagining the future.
The Beginning of Spring, Penelope Fitzgerald, 1988
The Beginning of Spring is a 1988 novel by the British author Penelope Fitzgerald. Set in Moscow in 1913, it tells the story of a Moscow-born English-educated print shop owner whose English wife has suddenly abandoned him and their three children. The novel was shortlisted for the 1988 Booker Prize.
CLICK HERE to read the opening pages of The Beginning of Spring