|"The eternal innocence of the world expresses itself."|
(Above, an antique japanese metal stamp with the character 'despair' as a protective amulet against despair.)
Nothing like pain to make everything suck beyond belief.
Oh this is a cuff made of a long very iconic alchemy image that I resined on a piece of sheet metal and then curved but those cracks showed up and I don't know if I should try to fix it, which can always bring more fuck-ups, or offer it as is. Opinions? Really, I'm looking for everyone here to be like "It's awesome all fucked up! You don't need to keep sweating over that shit!"
I found a copy of the original here. As I use these images and wonder over them, I realize that everything mystical that people experienced outside of the traditional church in the middle ages, they sort of understood or interpreted or organized in terms of metaphorical fables. It's gorgeous, really, and sort of new-agey in its exclusion of the judeochristian world view.
- Alchemists By Anders Sandberg