In Time of Need: Sophocles Fragment #117

I incorporated a text fragment from one of Sophocles’ lost tragedies to an image of an abandoned house outside Watsonville.  Informally, the piece is called In Time of Need.  This work is part of a larger project called IOTA that brings to life the remaining textual fragments of the lost plays of AeschylusSophocles, and Euripides.

In Time of Need, Watsonville, Sophocles, tragedy

The Fragment

For … shines out in time of need like fine bronze; but if the house is neglected, it collapses.