Wednesday, 14 December 2016

12.12.2016



work in progress
ink and coffee on/in leporello moleskine

2016

10.05.2015 Post Factum




Pen on post-it's
Study for Contours: Adobe (animal forms)
May 2015
Pétionville
Port-au-Prince
Haiti 

00.10.2016



Work in progress:

suspiciendo despicio/despiciendo suspicio
a Book

Ink on paper

October 2016

(February 2016- ongoing)


16.10.2016



Guardian (Full Moon)
Photographic documentation

Villnachern
16.10.2016
01.22h - 01.41h

23.08.2016









The Drove
Ink on/in leporello moleskine

23.08.2016


04.08.2016




From the series: Conversations
The King, the Queen, the Horse and the Fool

ink on paper
14.6 x 10.6 cm

04.08.2016

06.05.2016





Shadow Drove
Coffee on paper
06.05.2016


03.05.2016








Contours: Map (Bernina Pass)
pencil and ink on paper
03.05.2016



23.03.2016 suspiciendo despicio/despiciendo suspicio



...
 "A clear leitmotiv runs through Brahe's chemistry, both cosmological and medical-namely, belief in a correspondence between the powers and effects of phenomena in the heavens and those of things that grow on and under the earth. This relationship is expressed in a pair of vignettes and mottoes that are prominently displayed on the title page and colophon of the Astronomiae instauratae mechanica. One vignette shows a godlike figure, a putto at his side, who gazes skyward while leaning on a star globe with a pair of compasses in his hand; it carries the motto suspiciendo despicio ("in looking up, I look down"). The corresponding vignette of the colophon shows the godlike figure reclining on a drape-covered mound, holding some herbs, while the snake of Aesculapius coils round his arm; the putto, meantime, pulls aside the cover and peers underground at some furnaces and chemical apparatus. The motto now reads despiciendo suspicio ("in looking down, I look up").29 Thus for Brahe the observation and contemplation of the heavens was complemented by the chemical scrutiny of the fruits of the terrestrial world-so much so that he referred to chemistry as "terrestrial astronomy." 
...

Source: Laboratory Design and the Aim of Science, Andreas Libavius versus Tycho Brahe, by Owen Hannaway* (*Department of Science, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland), page 597 and 598; 
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic472431.files/WK3Hannaway.pdf



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"Brahe's emblems had short inscriptions taken from the 'Emerald Tablet'that was attributed to Hermes Trismegistus; for Astronomia 'Suspiciendo Despicio' ('As I look up, I look inot the depths') and for Chymia 'Despiciendo Suspicio' ('As I look down, I look upwards'). "
...


Source: The Emblem in Scandinavia and the Baltic, Edited by Simon McKeown, Mara R. Wade; Glasgow: Glasgow Emblem Studies: 2006;
https://books.google.ch



00.03.2016













Pages from:

suspiciendo despicio/despiciendo suspicio
a Book

Ink on paper

Work in progress

(February 2016 - ongoing)


23.03.2016 Coma Berenices Bis


COMA BERENICES

Comae Berenicis Com Bernice's Hair


The legend about Bernice, daughter of King Magas of Cyrene is a very old one. It was revived in the realm of astronomy by Tycho Brahe in his Astronomiae Instauratae Progymnasmata and has been retained to this day. Bernice, so the tail goes, has her beautiful locks shorn as a sacrifice to Venus in gratitude that her husband Ptolemy returned home safe and sound from the wars. Ptolemy was by no means overjoyed by this act on her part and only after the court mathematician Conon of Samos proclaimed that the gods had put the locks amongst the stars did they become reconciled. Neither ancient legend nor Tycho Brahe could have known that they thus delineated a part of the sky which contains a large cluster of distant galaxies. Coma Bernices is a constellation poor in stars.

Source: Constellations, a concise guide in colour, by Joseph Klepesta and Antonìn Rükl;  copyright 1969 by Artia


00.03.2016 Coma Berenices





Front and back of pages from:

suspiciendo despicio/despiciendo suspicio
a Book

Coma Berenices

Ink on paper

Work in progress

March 2016 - ongoing



00.02.2016






Front and back of pages from:

suspiciendo despicio/despiciendo suspicio
a Book

Ink on paper

Work in progress

February 2016 - ongoing



  

00.01.2016








The Book of Black
Selected pages

Work in Process
Ink on/in book

January 2016 - ongoing




21.01.2016 Post Factum






From the series: Conversations

ink on paper
14.6 x 10.6 cm

21.01.2016

01.01.2016 Post Factum






From: A Book of Shadows:
Travelogue II

01.01.2016
17h circa
15.5378° S, 28.3316° E



Ink on/in Moleskine