Years ago I began creating abstract line drawings, or 'sigils', inspired by certain plants. In these sigils I summarized the lore, botany and personal experiences connected to the plants that I grew in my own garden or found in surrounding nature. Some of these sigils are already 8 years old. The best known is perhaps my version of the 'black mandrake'. Another is the official Teufelskunst logo, which is inspired by the wormwood herb.
A first print edition of these sigils was introduced at the London “magical Art/E” event, which took place in 2014 at the old Hackney tower in London. Later (then self-produced) editions sold out quickly. I also began creating smaller original artworks with these sigils, which were included with orders or sent to friends.
This developed into a new series of ink drawings: The sigils are drawn with India ink on stained paper, which is infused with wormwood tincture and corresponding plant extracts. Along with this I also created new tinctures with the herbs I have available in my garden and in my surroundings. In November 2017 a row of these ink drawings premiered as part of the “Bad Intentions” group exhibition at Gallery CIRCLE1, Berlin. Originals and small editions are now available here.
You can also e-mail me at [email protected] for art commissions and custom pieces.
Teufelskunst is taking a break from the 18th - 30th of March. During this time all focus and work is dedicated to the crafting and completion of the next set of wooden seed boxes. Thanks to all customers for your patience! Dismiss