Terrance Lindall: Proposed Paradise Lost Library Mural
In an email yesterday to me (and of course to others) came this bold announcement from the WAH Center:
Terrance Lindall proposes to libraries world-wide to do a mural for their walls or ceiling with images from one of the greatest literary achievements, John Milton's Paradise Lost.I hope Terrance manages to arrange this project, but he'll need funding, for as he noted in his email yesterday, "[I]t is an expensive project," and it "[n]eeds architects and maybe three or four assistants over 2-4 years if it is a big wall or ceiling or both." He adds, "Only one large scale mural [is] possible," so if some library is interested, better move quickly!
If Lindall does manage this, he'll cap a long career's fascination with illustrating Milton's epic poem. Is he qualified, some might ask. Consider these words of praise from the great Milton bibliophile, collector, and scholar Robert J. Wickenheiser:
Without a doubt, Terrance Lindall is the foremost illustrator of Paradise Lost in our age, comparable to other great illustrators through the ages, and someone who has achieved a place of high stature for all time.For more information, send an email to "Milton at wahcenter dot net" and anticipate a prompt reply.