This post can only begin one way:
Friend and longtime reader Ty Barbary and partner Jerynn have launched a new website for art + magic, Mythic Curios. Taglined “beautiful, mystical, modern artifacts,” Mythic Curios is worth your time and attention. Why?
Well, for starters, the art kicks a quantum of ass.
Beyond that, the truth in magic movement seems to be growing. Ty writes:
While some magic has been firmly debunked, and some magic has been proven to work, these sigil paintings don’t fall into either category. They’re in that wishy-washy middle ground, the grey lands between yea and nay.
I could argue that, even if the magic doesn’t work – and I can’t guarantee that it will, mind – you’re still paying for a unique, hand-made work of art. Strange, symbolic, somewhat arcane-looking art, but still art. You’re paying for something no one else has had, has now, or will ever have: each sigil painting is unique.
How rad is that? More proof that magicians can be philosophically honest – we have no idea if this stuff works or not – and still produce stirring, imagination-catching, empowered works of art.
You won’t hear this very often from a handmade artist, but: dear customers, if you like sigils and Egyptian gods, go check out Ty + Jerynn’s work and consider supporting their artistic endeavor with a purchase. Sure they’re my competitor in one sense, but more importantly they’re fellow magicians-cum-artists (hehe, u said cum) working miracles on the human mind.
Plus, like, I’m jelly of their technique.
You can find them here. Please hit a share button below + tell your friends.