Saturday, September 24, 2011


"Die Merseburger Zaubersprueche II"
softcover artist's book
approx. 5" x 8" closed

Last academic year, I took a couple courses in bookbinding. This piece is a visual interpretation of an ancient Germanic healing spell found among the Merseburg Incantations. The language is Old High German, and the text tells a story of Norse/Germanic deities Odin, Freya, and Sintgunth healing a horse's broken leg.
The German medieval-revivalist rock band In Extremo set this poem to music beautifully.

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