Icelandic folk magic and magical texts combine as sources and inspiration for this otherworldly series of visual ‘spells’ by artist Jesse Bransford, Department Chair of the Art Faculty at New York University. Small in scale and abstract, these watercolours describe the natural world as the artist experienced it in his travels in the Icelandic landscape; the works are spiritual aspirations as expressed through his art.
Published here for the first time is the artist’s personal selection of those spells most binding, offered with transcriptions from ‘The Sayings of the High One’ in the Hávamál, a statement from the artist and an introduction from Dr Robert Wallis.
Publication date: April 21st, 2018
LAUNCH PARTY AND EXHIBITION
April 21st, 2018, 6-9pm
Ortega y Gasset Projects
363 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11215