A short story and accompanying poetics inspired by the artwork, writing and life of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. The work draws on research into Carrington’s childhood in Lancashire and is threaded through with references and imaginative responses to her eclectic work. The accompanying poetics includes reflections on the process of researching and writing the story and offers insights into working with the materials of an artist’s life and oeuvre to create new fiction. The short story was originally written to be performed at the Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium, held at Edge Hill University in June 2017.
|Title of host publication
|Leonora Carrington: Living Legacies
|Ailsa Cox, James Hewison, Michelle Man, Roger Shannon
|Place of Publication
|Published - 31 Jan 2020
- short story
- practice as research