ELAINE KNIGHT – ESOTERIC ART AT I:MAGE
This post is about the esoteric art of my partner Elaine Knight, and in particular her work as artist-in-residence for the I:MAGE 2014 held in October/November this year. Elaine writes:
I want to thank Robert Ansell and FULGUR ESOTERICA for the vision and creation of I:MAGE and the opportunity to be artist in residence during I:MAGE 2014. http://fulgur.co.uk/
I:MAGE 2014 explored what it means to communicate with spirits through art. It sought to glimpse a unifying theme across different esoteric practices. I had been commissioned to produce a talismanic piece for the journal Abraxas and I used my I:MAGE residency to do this.
Here are the words given to me by my some of my fellow travellers with unfamiliar spirits at I:MAGE 2014.
MAGIC MAGIC MAGIC WILL FIRE EVOLVE WHITE FIRE CELEBRATING WOMENS WORK PERSONAL SHINING BLUE OLD COMMUNITY HISTORY COMMUNALITY MODERN OUTPOURING BLUE CAPTIVATING EYEOPENING EXCITING MAGICAL LAYERED CHROMATIC MANIFESTATION BLOT NUMINOUS OTHERNESS ENCHANTING ILLUMINATING CROSSROADS INTRIGUING EXHILARATING TRANSFORMATIONAL PINPOINT SQUARE IMAGINATIVE VISCERAL TRANSCENDANT NORSE FAMILIAR CRENELLATION POTENTIAL DESERT SKULL
A mere homeopathic sample from the various throngs of people who attended the I:MAGE event over these two weeks.
9 circles for these words and the central circle contains the I:MAGE bind rune.
The 9 circles are a homage to the nine worlds of Norse mythology.
The spirit of I:MAGE is a wonderful picture taken by Robert Ansell’s co curator Livia Filotico and used with her permission in the the arms of the equal and balanced cross.
I sought to gather and unify in the creation of my talismanic design generated by the event.
The Cross and the Circle.
The nine circles.
Energised from the four directions with the spirit of I:MAGE.
Gifted words to the power of three and one Rune to bind them.
Here is the heiros gamos, spirit and matter combine, each fertilises the other.
Recently I lit five candles to sit and contemplate in the fading light of a midwinter day. This arrangement was an echo of this talisman’s design.
Here too is a link to pages 118-119 in the exhibition catalogue which explains a bit about me and what I am doing on this residency.
My dedicated residency websitewww.image2014twus.tumblr.com
My art blog at http://elaineknight.tumblr.com/