Matthew Herring
New Work
30 March to 11 May 2005

Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress begins,

"As I walked through the wilderness of the world, I lighted on a certain place where was a den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep; and, as I slept, I dreamed a dream".

The dream that Bunyan dreamt was of a man who likewise felt that the world he was living in was a wilderness, and who set off on a long journey to escape the wilderness.

Both journeys began with the recognising of one place as a wilderness, and another, dimly glimpsed, as a destination. Dimly glimpsed, only through a dream perhaps, but real enough to set the boots in motion.



MA (RCA) Communication Art and Design.
Royal College of Art, London

BA (Hons) Visual Communication.
Glasgow College of Art, Glasgow

Contact: Matthew Herring, 27 Knapton Lane, Acomb, York, YO26 5PX -



'Untitled' ink, floor paint & oil pastel on primed paper, 84x60cm , 2003 (photo: M Herring)