Thursday, November 30, 2017

Alchemy Book 1998

The so-called "Very Large Alchemy Book" was commissioned by Dr. Jay Frazier.
The book itself was acquired at an antiques shop in Arcadia, Florida in 1998. The book measures approximately 20"x 28"  and  is 56 pages of very sturdy, thick paper . At the time of its purchase it was completely blank and its actual intended function was not known. The manuscript is all hand drawn and inscribed in my own personal calligraphy. The illustrations are gouaches, inks and even some chemicals and natural substances like earth and flower pollen.
Examples of the pages are given below - for larger view click individual images.

Photograph of the book 1998

Opening page

Opening page

A page from the book