Friday, 17 February 2012

My Winter In April

A group project I worked on with Dan Farmer and Julia Konieczna. Based on Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 98.

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leapt with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer's story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:
Nor did I wonder at the lily's white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
   Yet seemed it winter still, and you away,
   As with your shadow I with these did play.
There was deep compromise on many factors, given the three different schools of thought that went into producing this, but I'm not unhappy with the final result. I may return to the project to realise my own interpretation, though.