A note from Joma Sipe in Portugal
- Published: Sunday, 10 December 2017 19:53
The artist, Joma at work
At the moment I am working on my new series of small panels. Underneath you can see some images of the “illuminated” version, called “Lumine Stellarum”, meaning “The Light of The Stars”. This is a special series for me because I am working with permanent inspiration, new Mandalas are arising, and being transported to paper. It is very pleasant work as I can fulfill my inspiration and explore my own imagination.
I am also involved with Theosophical Memorabilia, as always one of my great interests. Currently working on a document which would summarize the editions of HPB’s Isis Unveiled, from 1877 until 1920. This will be gathered together along with images of the amazing editions of this book. The interest in doing this came about ever since I bought three editions, one from 1878, another one from 1891 and one from 1901.These are truly wonderful editions with original portraits of HPB.
I am seriously considering making a similar summary with other editions of HPB’s books, like The Secret Doctrine, The Key to Theosophy, and The Voice of The Silence. Those were times when books were made to be appreciated, pleasant to both sight and mind, with arty covers, golden letters and wonderful designs. Even the interior design, letter types, thickness of paper, were fabricated to be magnificently perfect.