Instructions for Time Travel with West Burra Quartz, 2020, folding woodcut, embossed plywood, scrim, quartz.

I brought you this pair of stones
from the island where I live
with them we can perform
a sort of time travel together

so stand quietly in the night
covered by heavy cloth
or step inside a cupboard

hold a stone in each hand
rub one against the other


move ever more rapidly
look beyond the motion of your limbs

focus on the momentary glows
appearing inside the stones
with increased speed and intensity
your body becomes blurry

there will be a smell of burnt hair
and outer space and you will
start to see another time
and place you may feel
as though you've dissolved

don't worry
it's working