the elizabethan world picture



Being a series of mixed media collage works (ink, watercolour and cut-outs) of on paper.

The preliminary set of works that was to be the lead-in to the larger works, a series of 19 collage drawings (A3) explores the concept of the twin universe; one being the waking world and the other being the parallel dream world. The idea that both are ‘real’ and that what happens in the one world affects (either consciously or sub-consciously) what happens in the other and vice versa

The Elizabethan World Picture by E.M.W Tillyard, is a book that explains the belief system as was held by the Elizabethans. The order of the universe is explained and the chain of being, concepts of microcosm-macrocosm are explored and the different levels of being and structure of the universe in a hierarchal system – God being at the top of the chain of being and minerals at the bottom. This same system is still believed to be the correct one by various people from various systems of belief and religion.