Sunday, 3 May 2009

Down By The Water - P J Harvey




I actually remember seeing this when it was Jools Holland in 1995 and was transifixed by both Polly Jean and the song [and still am] this song was very influential when I started the work as I was using water as a metaphor for death, the atmosphere the song creates is intense and the overiding theme is the loss of innocence [- its open to interpretation whether the loss comes in the form of sexual abuse or death] which is a major theme in my own work

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