I found a little bit of time last weekend for artwork and created this very little painted card. The card itself measures 2.375″ high by 1.625″ wide. The frame, shown below, measures 3.5″ wide by 4.5″ high and is 1.25″ deep. The card is made from 4 ply Strathmore 500 bristol board and it is [...]
The fifth stage of the alchemical process is Putrefactio. It signifies the end of the blackening process where the imperfections of the material are removed by fire. The crow and the skull are symbols of death, but similar to the death card in a tarot deck, in alchemy these are primarily interpreted as symbols of [...]
I have started making a small deck of cards – one for each of the (more or less – depending on the source) twelve stages of the alchemical process. I started at the finish for some reason – with the last stage: Projectio. Projection is the moment when the base metal, after the long and [...]
This is the most recent image in the Alchemy Notebook Project, created in my Moleskine pocket sketchbook. I used liquid acrylic inks, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, and metallic acrylic paints. The page measures 3.5 by 5.5 inches. It was created as a symbolic portrait of someone very close to my heart.