The Rotten Pockets – Canto 21

Debbie Lee

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    • An original monoprint in printers ink
    • Somerset textured paper weight: 315 gsm
    • Paper size 27 x 37.5 cm
    • Image size 21 x 30 cm
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    Debbie Lee is an internationally trained and collected artist. Having studied in London, Glasgow, Chicago and India she now keeps her studio on the coast of Dorset.

    I am rediscovering Dante’s Hell through scroll making. I have been researching how to translate Dante’s Inferno into a fold out artists book with a view to developing images into colour lithography. Supported by a bursary from a_n The Artists Information Company and Arts Council England. This is massive encouragement for me to continue to develop my work thanks to @anartistsinfo and @aceagrams for awarding me the time, space and money bursary.

    Debbie Lee



    The Rotten Pockets – Canto 21

    “1    So on we went from bridge to bridge, speaking
    of things that I shan’t, in my comedy,
    commit to song. We gained the brow. Once there,
    4    we paused and, down in Rottenpockets, saw
    another fissure still, more empty tears.
    I saw it all – a marvel of mere dark.
    7*    Compare: Venetians in their Arsenal,
    in winter when their ships cannot set sail,
    brew up a viscous pitch which they then smear
    10    on ailing boards, or else lay down new hulls.
    Others will plug the ribs of hulks that have,
    by now, made many a long-haul trip.”

    Excerpt From
    The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri

    Translated by Robin Fitzpatrick
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