James Cahill

Transformation is slippery, escapist, romanticised metamorphosis – Thetis changing shape in Ovid’s poem, as she eludes Peleus’ grasp, from a bird to a tree to a tigress. But it is also the unchanging object or finite event that is re-witnessed, re-remembered, or observed through time – like a statue imperceptibly changing  colour in the sunlight.

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