"Mysterium Tremendum Et Fascinans"
Size: 56 x 56 cm
Nine layer hand-pulled screen-print on on Fabriano Tiepolo 290gsm with four deckled edges.
Signed And Numbered.
Faith47 returns for her second print with us after her first was an instant sell-out. And she delivers it with the casual grace of a master craftswoman. The release date of "Mysterium Tremendum Et Fascinans" was decided to coincide with the New Moon on December 2nd, 2013 which will happen at 5:22:19 PM MST (Mountain Standard Time)
This artwork was inspired by the german theologian Rudolf Otto, referencing his analysis of the spiritual experience that, in his view, underlies all belief in deities, the supernatural, the sacred, the holy and transcendent.
He calls this experience "numinous," and designated the Latin phrase: mysterium tremendum et fascinans.
The numinous is "wholly other"-- entirely different from anything we experience in ordinary life.
It evokes a reaction of silence. But the numinous is also a mysterium tremendum which is the tendency to invoke fear and trembling with its overwhelming power.
Finally, the numinous presents itself as fascinans, merciful and gracious with a tendency to attract, fascinate and compel. -- Faith47