Zoom Launch of ‘Black Pond’ by Allen Fisher

Glasfryn Project is honoured to host the zoom launch of Allen Fisher’s new large format book which brings together the poems and art factured as part of the Black Pond project 2016 – 2019

Allen will be talking about the Black pond project and its resulting artworks, and reading from the new book.

Sunday, November 8th 2020, 6.00 pm GMT


To sign up for the zoom launch,  RSVP by 30th October to Lyndon Davies at


The Black Pond project began with a series of large-scale works on paper (approximately 100 x 150cm, 40 x 59”) made in situ around a pond on Waen Ddu peat bog near Llangattock in Powys, Wales, in 2016 and 2017. The series developed in the studio with further works on paper and an eight-part sequence of poems.


allen fisher flyer 2
Black Pond 2

He looks onto the water surface in a bowl
to remove hair from his chin
A fleeting moment and the
look is internalised into difficulty
As the look pulls back the surface
darkens then lightens
The look becomes prospective
of what could happen today
Rocks some facetted others polished
some transparent remove his stubble
Glass rocks seen into from a variety
of forethoughts a variety of demands
He stares beyond the obsidian surface
to what is proposed in a returned future.


For more details of the book or to buy a copy: https://allenfisher.co.uk/recent-publications/publications-black-pond/





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