All My Love: Matters of the Heart and Mind – Diagrammatic Drawing No 22′, 2020 (ongoing series)
A1 translucent paper, highlighters and black ink pen

Pyranine, triphenylmethane, rhodamine, xanthene and coumarin

An unnaturally bright spell

Consequently coloured


Alternating bonds

Emitting optical radiation at wavelengths longer than those absorbed 

‘How should we like it were stars to burn

With a passion for us we could not return?’ [1]


Walking in the light

Blinded by light

A flash of blindness


If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.'[2]


‘I would rather, I would rather be blind boy
Than to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
Baby, baby, baby, I’d rather be blind now’ [3]


[1] Auden, W. H. (1960) The More Loving One in Homage to Clio. London: Random House 

[2] Ibid

[3] Ellington, J, James, E, Foster, B (1968) I’d Rather Go Blind. United States: Cadet Records