work in progress 6

the final artist book is nearing completion. this one is for the ancient moon priestess (and named first known astronomer) who is also probably the first recorded poet and the earliest named woman in recorded history - Enhudeanna

over forty of her poems survive to the present time which is saying much for poetry over 4000 years old. one of the appears in the ring of text in the piece.

the book has several numeral references. there are 29 pages in the book, corresponding to the lunar cycle and the piece of thread used to wrap the lapus lazuli sphere is 177 feet long, or 100 royal cubits or 1 'cord measure' which is mentioned in the poem

i chose this particular poem for the piece for the references it makes to science.

1 comment:

Kristine Schomaker said...

WOW!!! That is gorgeous!!!