Artist Alison Lapper has long been obsessed with the under-celebrated and in his lifetime, poverty-stricken genius, William Blake. Best known today for the hymn ‘Jerusalem’, the anthem of flag waving nationalism, he was a Georgian anarchist, a supporter of the French and American revolutions, in favour of free love at the time of Jane Austen. He was hugely influential on a whole generation of beat poets and singers in the 1960s, on graphic novelists and artists.
In this odyssey, artist Lapper seeks out fellow creatives who have been inspired by the poet, artist, inventor and iconoclast. Lapper enlists their help in her quest; to create an artwork that will celebrate his life.
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