Regular readers of my web log may remember that in November 2020, Christine Norstrand, artist and founder of William Morris Tile, provided me with Planetary tiles from the well known De Sphaera series. The image below shows them in situ:
After a long, possibly pandemic related, postal delay I recently took hold of another parcel from William Morris Tile. It contained a Talismanic Tile, another one of Christine’s exciting projects.
The tile’s main image is based on The White Hart, a pub sign, painted by the artist Myles Birket Foster in 1875. Foster lived in the village of Witley, near Godalming, Surrey, where this sign hung outside the village inn, the White Hart.
The image of the hart is surrounded by sigils of the Behenain fixed star, Deneb Algedi, a star in the Sea Goat’s tail.
The 15 Behenian fixed stars are a selection…
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