Art-what a wonderous practice it is. It is a way one can express one’s self, whether it is drawing, painting, sculpting or whatever material one uses, it is a joy to do, to look at, to take part in. Art is of course subjective which is why there is always somebody to talk to about it to get different views, different impressions, because everybody has something to say about any type or piece of art that is put before them.
This issue of Hermes is going to be about sacred art, how artists depict what they see and feel represents to them the Divine, the esoteric, the unknown. Hermes will look at artists from the past, the present and hopefully inspire people in the future to join in with an artistic endeavour.
In the last issue Hermes interviewed Joma Sipe on his geometrical and colourful interpretations of the Divine and we will continue this issue with more interviews with artists on this very subject. Hermes will also have articles on artists from the past inspired in their esoteric work to produce works of art that have a sacred feel to them.
During the lockdown many of us got our pencils and paints out and re-connected with our artistic side. I designed my own version of the Book of the Dead and the art piece that goes with this editorial is made with magpie feathers that I collected on the walks with the dog. It is a self portrait of myself with angelic magpie wings to remind me that I wish to ascend, not descend, and that is what esoteric art should be about-to lift us up to the Divine.
In this issue I have been given the chance to interview many of today’s artists who have brought an element of the spiritual, the esoteric, the sacred to their art work. The artists talk in depth about this and Hermes is blessed to be able to show this art in all its colours and glory.
We also have fantastic articles from all our wonderful writers on the forms of art, how it works in their practice and what relevance it has today, Hermes looks at the masterpieces, both old and modern, that influence us today.
Hermes welcomes back our regular writers and readers and gives a big hello and welcome to our new writers and readers who have discovered us through this issue. May the art inspire you in whatever form it takes you.