William Blake typographical installations: Whitecross Street

Where: Whitecross streets

What: Typographical installations quoting ‘The Fly’ by William Blake who is buried in nearby Bunhill Fields

Words: Quotes from the poem ‘The Fly’ from Songs of Experience (1794)

Little Fly
Thy summer’s play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush’d away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing;
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath;
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.

Materials: Metal

Artists: ?

Date: 2017?