The journal contains my very first published essay, Regina Amandrakina – Exploration of the Image and Strange Idol, in which I delve into the concepts and personal motivations behind one of my artworks. The topic is also inspired by the many question I keep receiving about the Mandrake. So now all those, who asked me questions, receive 11 pages food for thought - and of course everybody else is welcome to read this as well, because it’s a heart piece and will help you understand how and why I do what I do!
Concerning the journal: as with the previous Pillars issues, this one has become again a masterpiece of editing and type setting. It’s obvious there was put again a lot of thought into the editing and arrangement of the different contributions. Photos, art and texts by different authors come together and compliment each other seamlessly. Also the line breaks and paragraphs of written contributions are arranged thoughtfully. Besides this the bronze print on the cover compliments the vibe and aura of this tome just perfectly.
“‘The Ebon Kteis’ is a journey back into Darkness; somber in tone than its older siblings and aiming to be more of a visual feast to inspire Minds & spark the Sacred Flame Within.”
But it is not only the visual side that is utterly appealing about this publication. Anathema has specialised in bringing together artists, occultists and lonesome wolves, which, as different and individual each of them may be, share a mutual vision and idea of truth and searching. And there is another interesting aspect that emerges once you skim through the pages. The topic was given, but each contributor works independently and usually there would not be much interaction, yet each piece of art and writing seems to harmonize with the other, as if led and guided by the same spirits. This is the subtle magic of Pillars, which strikes me with each new release.
This issue is the last in the series (though a new volume, with different outfit is planned). There are once again 230 copies available, and as I'm writing it's less then 60 left. So better hurry, least you’ll have to spend ten times as much, once the sold out publication ends up on eBay!Pillars 1.III – The Ebon Kteis | out January 2015 |via www.anathemapublishing.com/