The Sorrow of Young Werther – Goethe (Book II, p.46)
“This story is neither exaggerated nor embellished: indeed, I have weakened and impaired it in the narration, by the necessity of using the more refined expressions of society.
This love, then, this constancy, this passion, is no poetical fiction. It is actual, and dwells in its greatest purity amongst that class of mankind whom we term rude, uneducated. We are the educated, not the perverted. But read this story with attention, I implore you. I am tranquil to-day, for I have been employed upon this narration: you see by my writing that I am not so agitated as usual. I read and re-read this tale, Wilhelm: it is the history of your friend! My fortune has been and will be similar; and I am neither half so brave nor half so determined as the poor wretch with whom I hesitate to compare myself.”
Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare (Act3, scene5, 11)
“I must be gone and live, or stay and die.”
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Part of the series was exhibited at Firehall Art Centre in Vancouver – Longing and Belonging, from May 6 – Jun 20, 2015.
Completed series was exhibited at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver – PRINT, in Janurary 2014.