Leo Kenney "Seed and Beyond IV" 1969
As some of you may know, I was on the road for the last two weeks in 4 cities. It was mostly work, but I had a bit of play time in there as well to visit with friends and pop into a few museums and such. I finally got to the Frye Museum in Seattle, which is notable not only for its art and architecture, but for its exquisitely curated bookshop. I made two marvelous discoveries therein.
The first was an old catalog of the work of PNW artist, Leo Kenney - with an intro by none other than my favorite author, Tom Robbins. Kenney's work reminds me quite a bit of those Tantric paintings from Rajasthan that have captured so many of our hearts. Abstract and transcendent, bright-shaped and roiling with color, Kenney's work is to my mind right up there with Hilma af Klint's or Kandinsky's. When I view them, I feel subdued and electrified at once. Looking forward to learning more about him, and am planning on ordering his monograph, "Leo Kenney, a Retrospective: Celebrating the Mysteries."
My second discovery was this:
Here are the specifics:
Printed at Fogland Studios in November 2013, This second set of Supramystic Saga features 16 new cards inspired by the instruments & inventions of science history. You'll find artifacts from the Stone Age to the Space Age: from ancient megalithic calendars to orbital reflecting telescopes.
As usual, this set comes in 4 different package designs, includes 5 random cards per pack in three different rarities denoted by border color.
gold-bordered appear 1 in 30
silver-bordered appear 1 in 15
plain-bordered appear 1 in 10
Horn also tells me he has grand plans for a set of mystics through history, including folks like Hildegard von Bingen, Pythagoras, and Madame Blavatsky. I cannot wait for this.
On a related note, he's looking for new artists/illustrators to collaborate with for his future sets, so do reach out to him if you're interested.