The Subtle Trace of Fate

Lyell Castonguay
The Subtle Trace of Fate, 2016
Woodcut print on paper
Paper: 23 by 18 Inches, Image: 19 by 13 inches
Edition of 6
$525 unframed/$650 framed


Gianni Verna of Nuova Xilographia in Turin, Italy requested an image for a tribute show dedicated to the poet Guido Gozzano.  Verna’s organization mounted an exhibit, celebrating the centennial of the poets death, at Castle of Agli√®.  If you’re in northern Italy this summer the show is up July 8th through October 2nd.  Although Gozanno only lived to be thirty three his work brought him acclaim and admiration at an early age.  He is still one of the countries most recognized writers.  My piece is inspired by a passage in one of Gozzano’s most famous works titled Absence.

The pool is resplendent.  And stilled
are the frogs.  But there flashes a spear
of blue ember, bright emerald
lighting: the kingfishers here…

Above is an article pertaining to the Gozzano exhibit in the Italian magazine ARCHIVIO which features my image Harbinger. Click the image for a high resolution version of the text.