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Botanica Malefactum 8 - Moonflower Tote Bag

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  • Selected design printed on both sides
  • Super strong 1 inch (2.5cm) wide cotton shoulder strap
  • Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun polyester poplin fabric
  • Gentle machine wash

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Botanica Malefactum 8 - Moonflower
Designed by Richard Maier
The “Botanica Malefactum” contains a bound, badly-preserved collection of thirteen botanical illustrations of "Maria Sibylla Merian":http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/01/the-woman-who-made-science-beautiful/424620. Normally such a collection would not be worth much, as the “Botanica” is really quite moldy, and many much better-preserved collections of her illustrations exist. However on closer examination of its pages, its unique feature is revealed - the illustrations have been printed over still older engravings, creating a "palimpsest":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palimpsest. The older engravings appear to be circles, geometrical lines, and inscriptions in an unknown alphabet - all indicative of a "magical grimoire":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimoire. The truly odd thing about the “Botanica” is that there doesn’t appear to have been any attempt to scrape the parchment clean of the earlier illustrations before the final printing - normally an important step in re-using the pages of earlier manuscript... “Botanica Malefactum 8 - Moonflower“ combines: an illustration by "Maria Sibylla Merian":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sibylla_Merian from the "Getty Open Content Program":https://www.getty.edu/about/opencontent.html, two images I created in "ArtMatic":http://www.uisoftware.com/artmatic/indexAMinfo.php (one heavily stylized in Photoshop), a texture created with the "Mister Retro Machine Wash Photoshop filter":https://www.misterretro.com/filters/machine-wash-deluxe, numerous Photoshop drip brushes, and images rendered in Filter Forge with the following filters: "Asteroid Displacement":https://www.filterforge.com/filters/12964.html, "Rune Circle":https://www.filterforge.com/filters/9881.html, "Unholy Growth":https://www.filterforge.com/filters/4279.html, "Watercolor Wash":https://www.filterforge.com/filters/12282.html, and "Wrinkled Parchment":https://www.filterforge.com/filters/11294.html

Tote Bag

Botanica Malefactum 8 - Moonflower by Richard Maier

$20.84

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