Born out of a creative mishearing of a Talking Heads lyric and a concept of the afterlife Silent Quarter is an illustrated prose novel that inventively combines written vignettes and expansive artworks in order to unfold its narrative. The ‘fragmented’ combination of text and image creates an artwork that both fires the imagination and leaves space for a more individual experience and interpretation.
It is an emotional and philosophically reflective journey through the mind of an old man – who is both a mask-maker and a barber – as he comes to the end of his long life of love, service, ceremony and creativity.
The book plays with many forms of reality and delusion; exploring the shadowy distinction between them. From the magic of creativity and the powerful transformative effects of: masks, haircuts and thunderstorms – to the intense personal experience of: loss, the endurance of love and the importance of memory.
Read more about the ideas behind the work and see a video with Tim talking about the project on our Kickstarter page.
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