I usually don’t say much about these abstract tondos because I want to leave them open to interpretation. Their plain alphanumeric titles refer to a series, a year, and their order in a sequence. Here I am free to allow my materials to express their own nature. I can’t see what they will look like when they are dry. I can try to set it all up for alchemical success, but in the end all I can do is stop in time.
This one. Of earth and water. Patience versus anger. Woods and mountains. East. Wind and rain. The planet Jupiter. Dragons. The sense of sight. The holy ghost, life eternal, hope. The time after epiphany. The time after pentecost. Patience versus anger. A pretty scrap of silk my mother wore as a belt for the dress she called her sackcloth and ashes. A very large emerald. China.