‘O’er the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts are boundless, and our souls as free.’ Byron.
This is the fifteenth square of my London Pairs Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements (mostly) of the city in which I live. There are sixteen squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.
The square is a scene from Le Corsaire, and was cut from a leaflet for the English National Ballet. The dancers are Fernanda Oliveira and Alejandro Virelles, and the photograph was taken by Perry Curties.
Conrad, the dashing pirate, braves the high seas to rescue Medora, the beautiful harem girl who has been sold as a slave.
Based on The Corsair by Byron, which sold ten thousand copies on its first day, 1814.
All of my work is numbered. This piece is 795.
The patchwork is now in my shop.