Friday, May 29, 2015

Vox Piscis

Vox Piscis. On June 23, 1626, a fishmonger in Cambridge, England gutted a cod and found a book inside, wrapped in a sailcloth. It was a discourse on the sacraments written by Protestant priest, John Firth, burned at the stake in 1533. Before he was executed he was imprisoned in an Oxford fish cellar, where he wrote the treatise, stuffed it in a fish, and threw the fish back out into the water, presumably. The volume was called Vox Pisces, The Voice of the Fish.

This is an 8" x 10" acrylic on paper painting by Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler, inspired by the story of John Firth and the Vox Piscis.

Painting does not contain the "My Good Babushka" watermark that was included here for security purposes.

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