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Not just a form of words

The artist Stephen Raw is exhibiting his work based on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem at the Church Times Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature at the end of May. He talks to James Walmesley

THERE is a very good reason why Stephen Raw is exhibiting his artwork at a literary festival. Fundamental to what he does is "a love of language". He is fascinated by the way in which "language is given a visual dimension through the signs we simply call letters." These are the sources of his inspiration: "Letters are images in themselves."

His preoccupation with words has led him to work collaboratively with the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, whose work he admires enormously. ...

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