Physica - Stones


    © 2020
  • Dimensions (in inches): 6 x 3.75 x 3.875
  • Materials:oak, steel tacks, waxed linen thread, mica, paper, digital ink, stone veneer, leather, glass, amythyst, beryl, chalcedony, jasper, limestone, onyx, topaz
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


This rigid page book has covers and text pages of thick oak, bound with straps across the spine. Each page has a recess for the stones, protected with a thin sheet of mica. The cover has a recessed magnifying lens, behind which floats mineral dust.

Physica is a series of 9 artists' book works, each focusing on one of the 9 sections in Hildegard von Bingen's Physica, written in the 12th Century, as translated from Latin to English by by Priscilla Throop.

Hildegard von Bingen's Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing, translated from the Latin by Priscilla Throop. This first English translation was published during the 900th anniversary of Hildegard's birth.