She, who sits in the gardens
Friends hearken to Your voice
Enable me to hear You
Song of Songs 8:13
|Call and Response |
Acid-etched copper with ink oxides, mounted on mahogany
After coming out of the acid, it took some time to re-find and polish the intricate arabesque patterns. I had no sense of how to proceed from there. About a week later my hand picked up a sanguine ink pen which began outlining the forms around that very busy, verdant outer world of Asiah. It looked like the inside of the design wanted a color so I began with phithalo blue (don't you just love the name of these colors?), which also moved into the next inner layer of Yetzirah. The flow was right but the color of the Asiah level was not right. I remembered my heat gun and blasted the inks that were laid down to keep them in place, then overlaid the blue of Asiah with a verdant leaf green. That was "it". Here's how it started to look:
Wonderful. I also began to see the emerging color relationship between the flow of worlds all embedded in the world of Atzilut, the copper spaciousness.
As you can see, the points of light encircling the center (the world of Briah) are outlined in sanguine, then Briah itself is saturated in sanguine, with the letters outlined in phithalo blue.
A bit hard to tell, you'll have to trust me on that. I really was there.
After a good flaming came the piercing of the lights. It all began to move.
A subtler reflective glow comes from brushing Everbrite sealant over all but the Atzilut expanse.
There is much for me to learn and feel around this illumination. The original Hebrew words can be unraveled in a myriad of ways. I have placed it now above my kitchen table to feel more of its Call and Response.
As always, happy for any response of your own, either personally or in the comments of this blog.