GLORY be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)
Size: closed H. 8.25 " x W 6.5" x D 1"
open H. 8.25" x W 77.25" x D .25"
Medium: Arches text wove paper, acrylic paint, Letraset double sides tape, glue stick and linen thread. The text and all images were cut by hand with an Xacto # 11 blade.
This is the companion piece to my earlier Pied Beauty. It uses the cut-out letters from the star book version and Hopkin's original text.