fires of cerebria

Fires and scintilla from the realm of cerebria. This is an ongoing work for the second half of 2020. (Archival prints are available up to A2 size.)

Here is a clavis, or key, to the realm of cerebria. You can also see the folios postcards from cerebria and tales from cerebria, from earlier in 2020.

Found images, digital painting and word pieces with audio. (Click on a heading below to open the related word piece.)

sailor with a salmon

sailor with a salmon

sailor with a salmon (detail)

(detail)

self-portrait (sailor and salmon)

sailor and salmon

sailor with a salmon no. 2

sailor with a salmon no. 2

sailor with a salmon no. 2 (detail)

(detail)

hope to regain the ancient authority

hope to regain the ancient authority

hope to regain the ancient authority (detail)

(detail)

roasting the salmon

roasting the salmon

dour of manner (three voids as salmon)

dour of manner (the three voids as salmon)


Some photomontages contain found digital images, as follows:

“sailor with a salmon”
Salmon: from Anonymous, “Schelvis Lombard album (series title)”, Low Countries, 1560 – 1585. Figure: from Anonymous, “Tattoos on the body of a French sailor and deserter”, date unknown. [Text added by artist.] Background: from Max Hutzel, “Campania–Salerno–Padula–Monastery of S. Lorenzo, Image 161”, 1960-1990. [Image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.]

“self-portrait (sailor and salmon)”
Salmon: from Adriaen Collaert, “Piscivm Vivae Icones”, (print maker Pierre Firens), Paris, 1600 – 1638. Tattooed arms: from Anonymous, “Arms of criminal whose whole body was more or less tattooed”. Background: from Gezicht op kasteel van Brucoli, “La Bruca”, Louis Ducros, 1778. Bonfire: from Jan Fokke, “Fireworks in Amsterdam at the celebration of the Peace of Ryswick” Northern Netherlands, 1697.

“sailor with a salmon no. 2”
Salmon: from (print maker) Albert Flamen, “Two Cod on the Beach”, 1664. Figure: from Anonymous, “Tattoos on the body – A French glazier, thief, deserter from army. The chief figure tattoed on his chest is St. George”, date unknown. [Text added by artist.] Background: from Max Hutzel, “Campania–Salerno–Padula–Monastery of S. Lorenzo, Image 161”, 1960-1990. [Image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.]

“hope to regain the ancient authority”
Salmon: from Anonymous, “Schelvis Lombard album (series title)”, Low Countries, 1560 – 1585. Figure: from photo of the artist. [Text added by artist.] Wings: from Nicolò Ricciolini (1687 – 1772), “Studies for Saint Michael Defeating the Rebel Angels”. Background: from Burton Brothers, “[Rotorua New Zealand] White Terrace. Destroyed in Volcanic Eruption, June 1886”, 1186-1887. [Image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.]

“roasting the salmon”
Salmon: from Robert-Dumesnil, The Illustrated Bartsch, (print maker: Albert Flamen) “Three Fish on the Beach”, etching, 1664. Vessel: from Anonymous, “Part of a combined salt barrel spice box with lid”, silver, 1622 – 1632. Background: from Max Hutzel, “Lazio–Roma–Rome–Episcopal Complex (S. Giovanni in Laterano, Baptistery, Cathedral, Cloister), Image 224”, 1960-1990. [Image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.]

“dour of manner (three voids as salmon)”
Graffiti on the right: (“dour of manner / strong of heart / wisdom of the seas impart”) from invocation in two voices.
Salmon: from Robert-Dumesnil, The Illustrated Bartsch, (print maker: Albert Flamen) “Three Fish on the Beach”, etching, 1664. Vessel: from Anonymous, “Part of a combined salt barrel spice box with lid”, silver, 1622 – 1632. Background: from Max Hutzel, “Abruzzo–L’Aquila–Fossa–Monastery of S. Spirito d’Ocre, Image 35”, 1960-1990. [Image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.]