Stone to Star


    © 2014

    size of edition: 12

    Dimensions (in inches): 9.25 x 3.8 x 1.8 (box)

  • Materials:cast acrylic, silver leaf, PMA, gold core monofilament, book board, bookcloth, printing ink, paper, laser toner, steel, magnets.
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This book pairs an extract from Rilke’s poem Sunset with a visual presentation of seven phases of transmutation and transformation (the Magnum Opus) as practiced by alchemists beginning in 400 BC. Eight transparent acrylic panels are lasertched with applied silver leaf, bound accordion style and presented in a custom box with double layer cast acrylic lid. Accompanied by a case bound pamphlet booklet that includes the text of The Emerald Tablet, a brief history of alchemy as a science, a philosophy and a theology and discussion of the seven processes depicted in the acrylic panels.
Text extracted from Sunset - a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke.
Tufts University, Tische Library Special Collections, Baylor University, Crouch Fine Arts Library Special Collections