A golden monad

img_8759.jpgI worked on the sun and the rain drops today, sanding the gesso down then painting a layer of the bole and sanding that too. Once it was washed and dry I added a thin coat of adhesive and gilded the surface. It was so much easier to do this with a dry area to gild to, because the leaf will only stick to the sticky part of the ground, and can be easily brushed from the clean and dry surface beside it.

In the alchemical process this is the moment of coagulation, when the creation of the stone has been completed and fixed. Now it can be used to multiply gold, for healing and for growth. Gemini is the sign because it illustrates the combination of two things into one.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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