Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati at Studio Voltaire, London

Vittorio Scarpati, Untitled, 1989.
What a dream
He is outside in the mean cold looking in, watching the hearth blazing with flames. Fire is the life giver. Warmth floods into every pore of the body, and the chill, the creeping blue chill has left. The life force returns. The lungs are safe. Dreams set you free… I arrived at the edge and jumped off. – Cookie Mueller, ‘Putti’s Pudding’, 1989.

ANDY KEATE/COURTESY MAX MUELLER