End of the world today? A few years ago I began a series of pieces based on apocalyptic texts and myths about the end of the world, a counterbalance to others looking at the origins of the earth and the human race. It’s not piety that moved me – I love the poetry and drama and imagery of these texts and ideas.
This one is from Isaiah (King James version of the Bible). Just have a look (I’ve cut some bits out):
And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever:… and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness…
So here we have the burning pitch and brimstone. Another instalment (and picture) soon – if we survive!