Paul Laffoley Retrospective at Kent Fine Art Gallery

Paul Laffoley and Judy Rosenberg with Alchemy: The Telenomic Process of the Universe

 

Paul Laffoley and Phil Weaver with Alchemy: The Telenomic Process of the Universe

Paul Laffoley gave us some amazing insight into his painting Alchemy: The Telenomic Process of the Universe. Footage to come soon…

My painting Alchemy elucidates the alchemical process, which is telenomic rather than teleonomic. A telenomic process is one whose end is not known but becomes more and more obvious and certain as you proceed. The divine goal of alchemy is the transformative union of not merely intellect and passion but of the masculine descent of the spirit and the feminine rise of the soul. At a certain point their union becomes ineluctable and irreversible, and they cook together within a Klein bottle in the Athanor, the cosmic oven. Above the Athanor is the Tree of Sephiroth, the Kabbalistic tree of life, topped by an ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life. -Paul Laffoley

Paul Laffoley discusses Alchemy

Phil Weaver, Steven Leyba, Les Barany and Judy Rosenberg at Paul Laffoley opening; Photo by Johanna Lenski

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