The Kamakura Print Collection, Photogravure Etchings by Peter Miller


Secret Sympathies


270. Secret Sympathies   ・  石の湯。  26 x 19 cm (10 x 8") photogravure etching, Cool black etching ink on 38 x 28 cm (15 x 11") Fabriano Tiepolo paper (2011); Tirage: 5.


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Related prints: River of Light,   Notes From Last Time,   Ozenuma

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The rites of spring

These... magical rites [were] intended to ensure the revival of nature in spring. The means by which they were supposed to effect this end were imitation and sympathy.... Primitive man believed that in order to produce the great phenomena of nature on which his life depended he had only to imitate them, and that immediately by a secret sympathy or mystic influence the little drama which he acted in forest glade or mountain dell, on desert plain or wind-swept shore, would be taken up and repeated by mightier actors on a vaster stage. He fancied that by masquerading in leaves and flowers he helped the bare earth to clothe herself with verdure, and that by playing the death and burial of winter he drove that gloomy season away, and made smooth the path for the footsteps of returning spring.

-- Sir James George Frazer, The Golden Bough (1922), 9. The Magic Spring