Marlene Dumas

The Second Coming

If we get to heaven
and meet the Big Bright Light,
what will it be,
the eyes of the saints
or the flash of the camera?

The Second Coming. Selected fragment, first published in Marlene Dumas: The Second Coming, (cat.), Frith Street Gallery, London, 2004; and included in Marlene Dumas, Sweet Nothings. Notes and Texts, second edition (revised and expanded) Koenig Books London, 2014.