Angharad Franziska


A presence that I trust will always waver

The Tent Gallery, Evolution House, 78 West Port Edinburgh, EH1 2LE.
(best experienced after sunset)

Candle flames flicker with our breath, dancing in words uttered over the kitchen table, melting their mark onto the furniture as time slips between us all. When we lose someone, or celebrate them, we draw ourselves around the flame once more. How do we create a sense of home? We spend time shrouded in soft, warm light, wrapped in the ambient glow of company.

I combine this imagery with my poetry, which is often a means of processing the distance I feel while trying to ground myself with new roots. I hope to illustrate a sincere depiction of my relationship with the idea of home - something that’s tender and loving, yet tumultuous and complicated.