|Up on the Fell||
This is where the skin of the earth
You walk fast on the fell,
|The Cart Pusher||
They are taking forests down,
When I wake
Mark Anthony Kaye
Dream Catcher 40 is boldly introduced by David Baumforth’s Sunrise providing a dramatic opening for a dramatic issue. Dream Catcher continues to receive a high quality of work from both familiar contributors and many new names: with such a range of ideas, from the heart-breaking to the bizarre, the magical to the uncompromising truth about the world we live in.
This time around we have included more prose, which, coupled with the fantastic poetry we have received makes for a solid, engaging, stimulating and, as ever, varied issue, with work from all around the globe.
David Baumforth is widely known as the ‘Turner of the North’ and we are privileged to showcase some of his work.
Former Art Critic for the Financial Times, William Packer, has written of Baumforth, ‘(He)… is a painter of sea and landscape who stands foursquare and unapologetic in the Romantic Turnerian tradition, but, as his powerfully evocative works make clear, it is to the later Turner of the near-abstract, apparently unfinished canvases and the rapid free intuitive watercolor studies, all mist and light and spray, with strange forms emerging from the shadows, that he is always looking.’
We hope you enjoy reading it half as much as the Dream Catcher team enjoyed putting it together.
Enjoy your journey into issue 40 and we look forward to hearing what you think.