Lethe By Sylwia Kowalczyk

‘Lethe’ is the river that cleanses Dante in Purgatory, the one that wipes memories of the dead as they drink from it or bathe in it. The poet Sylvia Plath steps up from ‘the black car of Lethe, Pure as a baby’. It is an escape, a relief from our own physical limitations. As important recollections slip from our memory, this loss brings its own kind of grief. ‘Lethe’ is a collection of collages, portraits and created from my own archival images these loose prints grow into new entities.