Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Microcosmus Melothesia

Zodiacal Man Poster Repressing.

Microcosmus Melothesia is a fine art poster produced from an original Benjamin Vierling ink illustration. This is the second print run, the initial Ouroborus Press edition of 72 unsigned copies having long since sold out. Repressed in an edition of 100 by Monolith Press in Alameda, the print measures 18 X 24 inches, and is screen printed in three colors on Classic Crest Cream 100 pound paper. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. 

'The Homo Signorum, or Man of Signs, is a curious figure which appears in medieval astrological manuscripts.  Known as the Melothesic Man or Moon’s Man in astrological medicine, it shows the signs of the zodiac on the specific parts of the body over which tradition has given them rulership. The Vierling melothesia demonstrates the hermetic ‘as above, so below’ motif, wherein the microcosm has correspondence with the macrocosm. The emblem further reflects this with the serpent biting its tail, bringing to mind the ouroboros in the Codex Marcianus, which is accompanied by the Greek phrase EN TO PAN, or ALL in ALL'.
William Kiesel.

Special thanks to William Kiesel of Ouroboros Press in Seattle, Monolith Press in Alameda, and Kitkitdizzi in Nevada City for assistance with the production of this very limited edition of prints.

The Print can be ordered directly from Ouroboros Press.

It can also be purchased at Kitkitdizzi in Nevada City. 

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