The More Things Change

Writing, collage, monotype
Publication, 2015

An alternative history of the Isle of Sheppey, loosely inspired by the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel, ‘The Autumn of the Patriarch’. The narrative is constructed with a nod to magic realism, whereby I created a fictional benevolent dictator to occupy a real location and inhabit its history. I chose a visual language that combines photographs of real objects with drawing, photocopies and monoprinting, investigating the ways in which the materiality of image making can interweave with the content of the text.


Map (pp. 06-07)

The People of Hye (pp. 14-15)

(p. 09)

This is a book about the much loved, yet sadly short lived, independent state of Hye. Led by the late Berta Lucrece Scott-Seve, the islanders of Hye demonstrated formidable courage in the face of incredible adversity.

Here is their story: the curse, the polyps, the sheep, and all.

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© Rebecca Truscott-Elves 2017