Ted Hughes: Waiting for T. S. Eliot
London No Publisher.
Two original signed drawings by Lorraine Gill; 105 by 150mm, ink on paper. Both drawn on the evening of 29th November 1995 at St George's Church, Gloucester Road, London where Ted Hughes recited some of his favourite T. S. Eliot's poems.
Additionally signed by Raymond Keene chess grandmaster and former British Chess Champion, Sir Brian Tovey KCMG who was director of GCHQ and his wife Mary Tovey. Also present at the event but were Tony Buzan (best-selling author and inventor of mind maps) and T. S. Eliot's widow, Valerie. Tony Buzan, Ray Keene, Brian Tovey and Lorraine Gill were friends with Ted Hughes, meeting at the Lavender Bar on Lavender Hill, London and at Tony's home in Henley. Those five were part of the training for the Liechtenstien Global Academies in 1994-1997 where Tony lectured on brain power and creativity, Ray lectured on mind sports, Brian on strategic thinking, Lorraine on art and perspective, and Ted, on poetry, but also Shakespeare and creativity. Lorraine Gill grew up in the Australian Bush influenced by the extremes of nature and the starkness of the environment and its vividly distinctive colours. She came to Europe in 1966 winning a Scholarship to City and Guilds of London culminating in a Scholarship to Florence, Italy. Her first One Woman show followed in 1972 in London. Her work has been written about extensively by John Berger who has followed her progress for forty years. She has also been featured in BBC films both on Cezanne and on her own life and work; she has also featured in books on remarkable women; 'Interview with the Muse' and the 'Wise Virgin'. Fine paper, a little browned.