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JUDY WOODBORNE    
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ALCHEMICAL DIAGRAMS

This exhibition comprises two collaborations, one with astrologer Joanne Jardine to produce the Tarot Deck, and the other is an extension of this project, in collaboration with John Bauer, the Potter.

I have been working over the last year with astrologer, Joanne Jardine collaborating on a deck of Tarot cards.  The idea of creating my own Tarot Deck, started during my research for my MFA Thesis - Moria, A Eulogy of Folly, when I began looking at Alchemical Engravings from the Mutus Liber, Robert Fludd and Nicholas Flamel engravings, and viewing various Tarot Decks, such as the Visconti Deck (circa 1450), the well known and most widely used Rider- Waite and the Marseilles Deck. These influenced my works from that period, most obviously with the large etching; The Empress and the Wheel of Fortune.

It has taken me over 10 years to begin with the card project again, and in my research, I have referred mostly to the format of the Marseilles Deck (circa 1748), with additional reference to Aleister Crowley's Book of Thoth, which describes in detail his interpretation of the Tarot.  Other influences have been an ongoing interest in Alchemical Texts, the writings of Johannes Fabricius, Eliphas Levi and Robert Allen Bartlett, amongst many more.
Joanne Jardine has a B.A. Psychology degree from UNISA, and has worked as a spiritual counsellor through Tarot for 15 years.
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Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Days of our lives are written in the heavens above
Size: 79 x 39 cm
Medium: Mixed Media
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Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Days of our lives are written in the heavens above
Size: 79 x 39 cm
Medium: Mixed Media
Price: R 10 000 Framed

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The collaborative work with Johan Bauer lies more on the side of Alchemy.  John has taken some of my Tarot etchings, re-organised the design into clay and porcelain and in his own magical way, transformed them with his knowledge of metals and glazes in his furnace. The product of my creative imagination has become calcined in the kiln and recreated in another medium. Solve et Coagula - the artwork has undergone a cycle of life, death and rebirth, exalting matter in Alchemical tradition.
         
JUDY WOODBORNE
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Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Eve with the signs of the Zodiac
Size: 79 x 39 cm
Medium: Mixed Media
Price: R 10 000 Framed
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Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden Series AP
Size: 50 X 70.5 cm
Medium: Lithograph
Price: R 3 050 Unframed
R 3 750 Framed
 

Judy Woodborne

Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Eve - from the Garden of Eden Series 1/20
Size: 50 X 70.5 cm
Medium: Lithograph
Price: R 3 050 Unframed

   
         
             
             
             
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