The Voice Project is an initiative from Bruce Rimell to create a large-scale multi-panel visionary mural – entitled The Voice – expressing the Imaginal, Ancestral and Dreamvision Voices of the Island of Britain that he lives on. Drawing from over 20 years of researches and readings into the archaeology and native mythologies of Britain as well as expressing some of the urban visionary legends of the modern day, The Voice seeks to amplify and communicate the hidden prehistoric voices enfolded in our landscape, and explores everything that is strange, romantic, esoteric and mythological about the British landscape.
This 13-panel, 33-ft long hymn to sacred landscapes and forgotten mythologies aims to reconnect people with the stones and bones of the Land in a manner equally accessible and esoteric, speaking of dreamlike experiences and visionary psychogeographical sensations enfolded into the hills and rivers of this beautiful island. This is Bruce's visionary love letter to his native home.
The Voice will be created in a unique dual-image media, where one image is visible under daylight conditions and another, different image under ultraviolet illumination: see Bruce's Hidden Light and Fernal World series for demonstrations of this technique. The Voice springs from a wealth of sources, whether personal visions of the artist, the venerable ancestral song that is Welsh mythology or the surprising artefacts uncovered by archaeologists. Bruce aims to create a unified numinous vision of this Island as ancient and profoundly beautiful, enfolding layers of imagery from the ancestral past to the shamanic future, from the wild beginnings of this island's art and vision to the graffiti-laden urban spaces of the modern day.
From hunter-gatherer to flying saucer, visionary machine elf to forest sprite, Bran the Blessed and Taliesin, the secret of the dolmen, the little people of the wilderness, forgotten deities of the Romano-Celtic past, Megalithic Magic and the lost worlds found in place names and ancestral folk tales, The Voice will express an Imaginal Voice of the Land translated into a Glowing World of Experience...