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The Falcon Cannot Hear The Falconer by Tessa Beaver

The Falcon Cannot Hear The Falconer by Tessa Beaver
Accession Code: wu0311
Title: The Falcon Cannot Hear The Falconer
Date completed: 1987
Medium: Prints
Location Name: Medical School
Location Description:Board Room
"Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."

W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming

 

Seen from far away, The Falcon cannot Hear The Falconer seems completely black against the whiteness of the paper. However as you approach the work you realise that it comprises different colours and textures. Tessa Beaver creates a sense of mystery and the viewer may sense that something is hidden deeper with the work. Talking about this work, the artist said that "there is a sense of space stretching behind the darkness".