Witch-Ikon: Witchcraft in Art and Artifact
Pre-Order Ships Apr 13, 2021
DescriptionThe 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 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. Numerous full color images are accompanied by several scholarly essays concerning the iconography of witchcraft and the images used to represent witches through time. Also included are numerous photographs from museum and private collections documenting occult artifacts used in witchcraft throughout diverse eras.
Three Hands Press
April 13, 2021
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About the Author
Tom Allen is an artist based in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. He has had solo exhibitions at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, and Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne and Berlin. He has been included in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York and Stockholm, Sweden, among others. His work is held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, as well as in numerous private collections. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Studies In Art program at Art Center College of Design.
Martin Duffy lives in Sussex, England and writes on the subjects of folk magic, mythology and the occult. His short works have appeared in the pages of THE CAULDRON and CLAVIS JOURNAL. He also contributed an essay to an anthology published by Llewellyn Worldwide, concerning the manner in which occult philosophy informs and permeates the working of practical folk-magic. Mr. Duffy has two published books from Three Hands Press: "The Devil's Raiments", and "Effigy", a book of image magic.
Daniel A. Schulke is the author of several works concerning magic, sorcery, and the occult dimensions of plants. In particular, his work concentrates on the vital mystical communion between magical practitioner and the spirit world, as extant in folk magic and charming traditions worldwide. His articles on these subjects have appeared in the occult journals STARFIRE, ABRAXAS, and THE CAULDRON.