This surreal landscape depicts storm magic at work. In the center is an image I created to represent the magic practitioner's spell, whirling and stirring up the water and winding the wind on its spindle of energy. Around the edges of the painting is a storm spell recited by Isabel Gowdie: "I knok this rag upone this stane / To raise the wind in the divell's name. It shall not lye till I please againe." Gowdie was executed for practicing witchcraft in England in 1662. The spell is written here in Theban script, often used by modern-day witches for spells and talismans. Storm magic was not uncommonly practiced for money by witches on the coasts of Europe. They would sell both fair wind and foul to sea captains, often using knot magic for the purpose. For me, I was interested in the idea of the power of storm being controlled by the magic worker. I did my best to capture that here.
The giclee prints are on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back. The original acrylic painting is 18 x 24"/46 x 61cm on wood panel with a 1.5" profile, ready to hang.