Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Calcinatio / 24" x 30" / acrylic on canvas


The process of burning away the inessential was part of the alchemical phenomenology of fire intended to bring about a purification. The alchemists called the process calcinatio. 
 "The clear moonlight of the albedo leads the adept out of the black night of the soul"

~excerpt from The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness by Stanton Marlan