The candles by Peter Greenaway

Inside Peter Greenaway’s “Flying on Water” fabulous book, edited by Merrell Holberton, we find this little treasure:

“Candles are lit for auspicious beginnings. Light a candle to a light the way- Candles lit to placate the gods and remember the departed. Placed here in this imaginary exhibition, one hundred candles are situated halfway between the wax that made them and created their shape and mystique, and halfway to the the Daedalian lighthouse, their possible cumulative outcome. For centuries, architecs have constructed lighthouses in the shape of candles. Let this set of one hundred lighthouses- They are a remembrance and guide.” – Peter Greenaway

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