The Travails by Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Screen print, signed by the artist. Edition size: 75, image size: 55.5 x 55.5 cm, paper size: 70.5 x 69 cm
In one short if vivid passage we learn of Gawain's journey in search of the Green Knight’s home, the Green Chapel, in which he vanquishes a menagerie of medieval monsters. Wolves, bears, giants, woodwoses, serpents… none can match him. He proves his strength and courage again and again, but these battles are little more than ritual acts. The world has moved on, and when he undergoes his true test he will not even know he is being tested.
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