The works in progress featured in this article are by Saia Romanisael, whom I have never to date met in person but consider to be a close friend. I include her striking pieces here less to accuse her of sorcery than to visually highlight her use of deep-textured elements of symbology and association that would make for good hoodoo workings. Should she be so inclined.
So much of what we think of as the syncretic hodge-podge of homebrew magical action is about a thousand percent tied up in the artistic process, and that fascinates me. We work in symbols and arrange them, in whatever media, according to a logic that has nothing to do with linearity and traditional causal logic. Read the rest of this entry »