Category:The Helianx Proposition

From Nordan Symposia
Jump to navigationJump to search

Lighterstill.jpg Textual StatusLooking good.jpg


The Helianx Proposition is a cosmic fable written by Timothy Wyllie [1] after contemplating the deeper symbolic meaning of the traditional Christian Garden of Eden scene and wondering about the role of the Serpent. Since the creature's impact on the two humans was so profound, it appeared to him that the Serpent might also have a divine origin and a valuable function to perform. At that point The Helianx Proposition began.

The next 20 years he spent illustrating and calligraphing the story using graphite on parchment while intending to illustrate them in color awaiting the right time when computer technology would allow coloring the black and white images.

By 2001, the technology had arrived in affordable form and then the black and white pages were digitally photographed and printed on watercolor paper using a high-end ink jet technology called Giclee printing. After learning Adobe Photoshop with the idea of using software to color the images. it would become clear that even more time might be required to color the pages digitally than to do it by hand--and not half as much fun. Consequently, the addition of color to the printed image was made by applying dry pigments, rephotographing the image, and then cleaning it up and make any minor adjustments using Adobe Photoshop before printing the page.

The Helianx Proposition will become available in three forms, 1) a limited edition of handmade books on materials designed to last many generations; 2) a boxed set in which interested readers might build themselves by purchasing archival prints page by page; and 3) a traditional coffee table edition.

Because of the fluid and seamless way in which The Helianx Proposition was written, there may be elements of considerable interest to the contemporary cosmologist, and will perhaps add some insight into the odd persistence of the presence of dragons, cosmic snakes and rainbow serpents in the stories appearing over millennia of human history.

Pages in category "The Helianx Proposition"

The following 80 pages are in this category, out of 80 total.