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Francis

Matthew Francis
b. 1956

"Interior Designers
in the Forest"

From "Dragons", 2000

A complete environment of raw furniture!
Fairly unupfront colours, brown and green,
but with strong verticals, and gaps between
to allow for the circulation of the air.
The aim is never to know quite where you are,
so it rearranges itself. This moving screen
in front of us is made of natural fern.
What do you think? Perhaps Ill just sit here
on this organic bench in the sunlight
effect. Dry rot is in, apparently.
Ive seen some illusions in my time, but hey,
this place is somewhere else. And this is great
a pond you can use for washing in, or treat
as a wild mirror. Look, a trompe loeil me!

© Matthew Francis
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