Thursday, 3 November 2011

This week's new drawing - "Third Eye Test"

I really should have had this ready before Halloween / Samhain, but didn't quite finish it in time... Well, it's never too late to buy your loved one a suitable seasonal gift...

"Third Eye Test" : Sepia ink and clay pencil on handmade Khadi paper :  30" x 22"
Copyright © 2011 by Martin Herbert

The Alphabet of the Magi was invented by Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (also known as Paracelsus) in the 16th century. He used it to engrave the names of angels on talismans which he claimed could treat illnesses and provide protection. Now - apply that to a standard optometrist's eye-test chart and you have ..... a Third Eye Test!! Well, that's my theory.

Now for sale in my shop, where you can see larger photos and full details...
"Third Eye Test" - detail
Copyright © 2011 by Martin Herbert

Now - really must try to find time to do some proper blog updates....

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