THE WAY

Stipple engraving by James Denison-Pender on two sheets of optical crystal, each engraved on both sides, mounted in an aluminium frame on a stainless steel base.
Height 25cm, width 12cm, depth 2cm.

This piece explores the three dimensional effect of engraving on two sides of two 5mm optical crystal sheets, and mounting them one behind the other, separated by a 5mm gap. The engraving based on a visit to Leti in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. It’s a sort of modern dress illustration of the scene between Kim and the Woman of Shamlegh at the end of Kipling’s novel, but using characters the artist and his wife encountered on there trek (the lama is replaced by an old Hindu hermit who lives on a hill at the end of one of their walks). It's called The Way, after Kim’s Line “How can a man follow the Way or the Great Game when he is eternally pestered by women?”

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