Posts Tagged ‘National Geographic’

As Above So Below

Published April 6, 2010 by Molly



As Above So Below is a book by Will Sweeney recently published by Nieves. Sweeney describes the book as “a visual narrative based on a series of randomly selected photographs from my collection of National Geographic Magazine dating between 1940 and the present day.”

Its creation involved random number-generations, a Corsican pagan tomb, a street market in Hong Kong and more. The book’s title derives from medieval hermetic philosophy and relates, according to the author, to the alchemical relationship between microcosm (the body) and macrocosm (the universe).

Well, there’s nothing better than artfully-expressed mysticism and subconscious journeying! As Above So Below is that rare project with rewards that are visual, conceptual, and possibly even metaphysical.