Wednesday, 27 January 2010
I finally photographed the Múm University project but I am still not very pleased with the photos. The big photography studio was booked at the University and I had to compromise with a tiny black room and my compact camera. Hopefully I will manage to get in there at last and get some amazing photos!
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
This image is inspired by an alchemical engraving. I will do my best to explain it because I guess like all alchemical engravings its true meaning is concealed. Lady Alchemia or Anima Mercurii is obviously a goddess present in all alchemical procedures. Her hair is made of fire, her eyes are sun and moon and her breath is air. There is milk flowing from her breasts nourishing the Philosopher's Stone (interactive version with all these coming soon).The chameleon symbolizes Fixity as opposed to the eagle who symbolizes volatile substances as well as the wings on her feet which in this case identify her as a Volatile Princible. The stars on her forehead represent the three Works which I have no idea what it means but I suspect in might have something to do with the Holy Trinity. I would really appreciate if anyone knows what they mean to let me know! The King on the left is Sulphur and the man on the right a philosopher.
Saturday, 2 January 2010
There is a great tradition of people eating other people in Greek mythology. Apollo ate his lover and Zeus ate his pregnant wife out of fear that his child would become stronger than him. He then suffered a terrible headache and asked Hephaestus to relieve him. Hephaestus knocked him on the head with an axe and Athena emerged out of Zeus' head. Interactive version coming soon.