Monday, May 7, 2012


The Albedo
“Whiteness suggests purification…what the alchemist symbolized with the idea of whitening…which would be the work on oneself. The albedo is characterized by something wonderful, for the alchemist says, from now on one has simply to feed the fire, keep it going but the hard part of the work is done. Only, the process of getting from the nigredo to the albedo is repeated many times... Many repetitions are required before the experience is consolidated…a very long process sometimes rehearsing the same problem in its different aspects… until finally the work holds.” –ML Von Franz.

Cotton embroidery thread on muslin.
5" across

Cotton embroidery thread on muslin.
8" across

Detail and Texture