Wednesday, February 27, 2013

William Butler Yeats... notebook page ...1920

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sketch from 19 August 1920

  One sketch from 19 August 1920 brings together a tower with water, 
apple trees and flowering trees as well as birds and a unicorn 
(labelled, on the right-hand side), said to be carrying a mask from a tree with its horn and “Rushing”. 
The two sets of trees are labelled apple trees and flowering trees, which may represent 
the same contrast of flower and fruit that Dulac used in his woodcut of the Great Wheel. 
But elsewhere in the Automatic Script, the tree is the symbol of the primary and the mask of the antithetical, so that the unicorn's carrying away may represent a temporary triumph 
of the antithetical or rescue for the antithetical Yeatses, as they build the tower of their
 antithetical system.... more

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jan Konůpek (1883-1950)... woodcut and etching... 1925

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Woodcut ~ Creation of a man ~ 1925

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from  cycle of 10 etchings Monastery 1925 ~ Mysteries of the night

Monday, February 18, 2013

Susanne Iles & Audre Lorde... Aido Hwedo

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Aido Hwedo, West African Creation Dragon by Susanne Iles

Holy ghost woman
Stolen out of your name
Rainbow Serpent
whose faces have been forgotten
Mother loosen my tongue or adorn me
with a lighter burden
Aido Hwedo is coming.

from ''Call'' by Audre Lorde ~ February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992

Friday, February 1, 2013