The giant flea

Digital print of hand coloured lithograph on paper, foam board and fishing line

‘There are many animals, who though far from being large, are yet capable of raising ideas of the sublime, because they are considered as objects of terror. As serpents and poisonous animals of almost all kinds. And to things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror, they become without comparison greater.’

Edmund Burke 1757

Philosopher Edmund Burke's quote provided the inspiration for The giant flea

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by Nicola Hooper