Stephen Baker

Portfolio: The Godalming Series

 The Babylonian God, Tammuz, met me at the station in Godalming. He showed me the Lammas Lands, an uncultivated area adjacent to the river Wey. This is common land. He also showed me the site of the water wheel, which powered the first electric street lighting in the world in 1881.

The six Godalming drawings depict these things. They are located in the rubendo: The tendency of the creation to red. The compositional device is the tablet, ie an area tabulating the thematic elements of the picture. The river Wey is depicted in red-brown sgraffito. Artificial waterways are shown by geometric patterns. The occult forces of electrical waves, flow, etc are shiown in linear form.