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Sun Invocation

Final painting, an oil lamp lit with a sigil to the son overlaid over it
Final painting, an oil lamp lit with a sigil to the son overlaid over it

On winter solstice of this year 2021, I had the feeling that I should take painting back again, after more than 10 years. For a year now I’ve been going on personal and artistic journeys on the solstices and equinoxes, looking for insights and inspiration. It started with a walk through the neighbouring park, feeling the cold wind on my face and absorbed by the bright setting sun.

The sun through some branches
The sun through some branches

I knew the sun and warmth would come back but I also knew that dark, cold and lonely days and months were coming, especially with the plague looming over the city. I made an offering to the sun god that day, and asked in return if I could carry a single flame of it’s fire for the coming months. This painting is that flame, captured in paint on wood, enshrined in a sigil.

First layer done, the lantern containing a single flame of the sun
First layer done, the lantern containing a single flame of the sun
Drafting the sigil
Drafting the sigil
Transferring the points on the surface
Transferring the points on the surface
Faint reference lines
Faint reference lines
Detail of the finished painting
Faint reference lines

Last modified on 2022-09-28, published on 2021-12-28