This is my illustration and interpretation for: Robert Fludd: "We can also represent these dark and light pyramids as two combs: a light one representing the downward-pointing spiritual forces, and a dark one for the material world (see No. 1). As an adaptation of these combs, we present the the two hemispheres of No. 2, the upper one corresponding to the male, generative nature, and the other to the female, receptive to the seed of light. This material hemisphere is like wax which can be formed by the seal of spirit."
Been meaning to get round to doing this for a couple weeks.
Here are photos of the process so far.
Painted the gold string with gold fabric paint (having gold fingers was amazing)
And the green i dipped in green ink which was easier of the two because the ink isn't thick like paint and the string just absorbed the colour.
The gold i literally had to paint the colour on.
And i got a cork board and painted it black.
Found it hard to decide whether to paint it black, white or grey,
but i think black is going to more aesthetically pleasing and i like contrast.
I chose a cork board because the texture on the board should be perfect for my end product.
Not going to spoil the surprise of what i'm going to be doing until i get you some finished photographs.
And this one if a close up of the edges,
you can only see the lines once painted over slightly.
just found an interesting pattern which coincidentally fits in bloody well with this project.
I have taken lots of books out the library for this project,
but i went to an exhibition tonight and decided to buy a book,
Alchemy and Mysticism.
I just couldn't resist. (Think i spent my food money for this week on it)
My original idea was to combine 3 things together,
So i did body drawings which i would combine with symbols and line diagrams,
this idea was influenced by the illustrations on Robert Fludd's theories.
But now I have decided to concentrate on symbols and lines.
I really just want to concentrate on producing a fabric design,
and hopefully t-shirt designs as well.
So here are my drawings i wont be using for this project,
they aren't finished,
and in my own time i will finish them and add another aspect to them,
And with aaaallllll the knowledge i've built up on symbolism (errrr)
I want to draw up some designs based on alchemy symbols,
also been looking at wicca symbols too which i've been mixing in my project.
I'm going to be designing some fabric designs,
This one is a rough idea how they may look,
Just a mock up to see if this drawing would work repeated.
Instead of going to bed i thought i'd quickly blog.
Did a couple drawings today but don't have my scanner with me so can not share any with you quite yet.
I have so much to finish! work wise for uni.
I like to start things but find it hard to finish them, i think i'm scared it wont turn out how i expect.
But i'll never know if i don't try!
Well here is something i threw together with two of my drawings from last week,
symbolising Aten, 'Aten was a being who represented the god or spirit of the sun, and the actual solar disk. He was depicted as a disk with rays reaching to the earth. At the end of the rays were human hands which often extended the ankh to the pharaoh.'
I'm so interested in this right now,
and my WitchCraft project has turned into this.
I feel like there's too much to grasp for one project,
but i'm going to learn as much as i can.
I have a lot of notes right now.
Instead of reading (because i've done a lot)
today i've been watching videos about this stuff.
My main idea i guess is that we've lost our connection with nature.
Magic is lost.
Hidden wisdom, is too lost.
I think I'm going to create my own illustrations 'based' on wiccan symbols, hermeticism symbols and alchemy etc.
But have facts about it's history along with it.