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THOMAS LITTLE

Ingredients for Iron Sumac Elixer ink:  Sumac extract, birch water for purification, vitriol, rue for consecration, and dissolved gum.  Photo by Thomas Little.

Ingredients for Iron Sumac Elixer ink:  Sumac extract, birch water for purification, vitriol, rue for consecration, and dissolved gum. Photo by Thomas Little.

THOMAS LITTLE

Thomas is an amateur ink historian who explores mystic and scientific concepts through the lens of ink and our relationship to mark making.  He gathers threads from alchemical imagery, chemical phenomena, mystic observations and incorporates them into a holistic synthesis theory of art-science-magic.  The natural world informs his work with ink in not only the materials used, but the relationships expressed between plant, animal, and elements.  He has formulated inks for people using some herbal requests and symbolic iron objects.  He is currently developing a primary palette with iron pigments derived from an old Remington rifle.  He is available to make inks and devotional-art-objects on request. He has lived many places, but always dwells near dark water.

You can find Thomas on Instagram at @a.rural.pen

Sumac bundles prepared for drying.  Photo by Thomas Little.

Sumac bundles prepared for drying. Photo by Thomas Little.