Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Medusa in Witch-Ikon

Vierling's egg tempera & oil on panel painting, Medusa, is featured in the forthcoming Witch-Ikon, Witchcraft in Art and Artifact, published by Three Hands Press.

The book includes writings by Michael Bertiaux, Daniel A. Schulke, Madeleine LeDespencer, and others. The tome additionally showcases art and imagery throughout the ages, as well as works from contemporary artists: Andrew D. Chumbley, Tom Allen, Madeline von Foerster, Timo Ketola, and more.

The figure of the Witch has haunted the margins of religion and spirituality for thousands of years, as a figure of transgressive spiritual power, outlaw magic, and alluring sexuality. Equally pervasive is her presence in art, from ancient depictions in the near east, through the European Middle Ages, down to her present representations in occult subculture. WITCH-IKON gathers a vast selection of images of witches and their diabolical magic, emphasizing the range of artistic depictions that have helped coalesce this most powerful of modern supernatural icons.

An exhibition of select images from the book will take place at Mortlake & Company in Seattle. The original Medusa painting will be displayed. Interested collectors please contact: William Kiesel at Ouroboros Press. The show opens Thursday, October 5, and runs through October 31. A print catalog of the show is available for purchase.

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