Title Earth Mother
Pen and ink on archival pigment print
According to alchemists, everything on earth is intrinsically connected to each other. The prima materia, or the basic element found in all matter, is the starting material required for the magnum opus, the creation of the Philosophers’ Stone. For me, the prima materia is associated with the powerful, creative energy of women.
Redrawn from image “Collectanea chymica Leidensia,” Christopher Love Morley and Theodorus Muyckeus, 1700, Dresdyn.