The View from the Horizon is the first attempt to link the work of the artist Timothy Drever with the writings of his alter ego Tim Robinson. Drever’s abstract paintings and environmental installations were seen in several exhibitions in London before he moved to the west of Ireland in 1972. Since then, Robinson’s maps of the Aran islands, the Burren and Connemara, and his books on the experience of those landscapes, have acquired a devoted readership.
Recently, Robinson had occasion to reconsider some Drever constructions dating from just before his disappearance from the London art scene, and recognised in them an abstract foretelling of a suite of images implicit in the later maps and writings. Hence this anxious exploration of the necessity and apparent impossibility of stepping free of one’s personal network of metaphors. This is a beautifully produced book, printed in a limited edition of just 1000 copies.