Transmutemy metaphors

Heroes & Villains Angela Carter Tony Eddicott Art

Artworking Angela Carter’s Heroes and Villains

‘Marianne: “What do you see when you see me?” She asked him, burying her own face in his bosom
Jewel: “The map of a country in which I only exist by virtue of the extravagance of my metaphors.”‘
—Angela Carter, ‘Heroes and Villains’

In responding to Angela Carter I’m compelled to think in terms of gratification — taking (accepting) pleasure with a need to extend (explode) it — she teases an idea so amorously into my mind that it enters my bloodstream and sweats out through my skin… a psycho-sensuality — metaphors transmute in my third (fleshy) eye which sends love signals down my spine…

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