Specifications Unique book
7.5 x 11.25 x 1 closed, 12 original drawings in acrylic ink on handmade paper.
Binding - Copper sheet with patina and letterpress image over binders board.
Paper by Twinrocker: Not Quite White and Mowhawk Via for interleaving and endpapers
Vessel of Secrets was inspired by "The Nature of Things" written
c. 50 BC by the Roman philosopher and poet Lucretius.
From “The Nature of Things” I distilled twelve ideas, or secrets, I consider to represent some of the fundamental ways the universe functions. The ideas deal with the physical sciences, biology and philosophy, and are personal observations. The cover image is a dodecahedron, a twelve sided perfect solid, and is the shape of the original book. This soild represented the universe in the ancient world.
Each of the twelve secrets is represented by a drawing and hand lettered text.