England’s Dark Dreaming is a series of twenty-four large-scale charcoal drawings created by Paul Watson between 2016 and 2018. They draw on folkloric elements such as the May Queen and the Green Man to present a disturbing dreamscape of contemporary England in a state of political turmoil.
‘Essential for everyone thinking about #DeepEngland, myth, folklore and national identity right now.’_Melissa Harrison, author of All Among the Barley
‘What a spellbinding and wondrous book. A work of genius, both of words and art.’_John Harrigan, Director of Armageddon Gospels
‘A heartfelt statement of the old mongrel soul of Albion against the shallow fascism of #DeepEngland: I can’t praise England’s Dark Dreaming enough.’_Ian ‘Cat’ Vincent, writer at the Fortean Times and the Daily Grail
The book contains:
- High-quality reproductions of all 24 England’s Dark Dreaming drawings.
- An introductory essay about the series by the artist, as well as notes on each drawing.
- A much-extended version of the artist’s article on Deep England (shorter original version can be read here).
- Foreword by David Southwell, creator of Hookland.