High on His Figured Couch. 2009-10. Digital embroidery on linen. 35 5/8 x 33 1/4 in. (90.4 x 84.5 cm)




Theseus and Ariadne

High on his figured couch beyond the waves
He dreams, in dream recalling her set walk
Down paths of oyster-shell bordered with flowers,
Across the shadowy turf below the vines.

Of him, now all is done, she never dreams
But calls a living blessing down upon
What he supposes rubble and rank grass;
Playing the queen to nobler company.

— Robert Graves