FROM THE GROUND YOU WERE TAKEN AND TO DUST YOU WILL RETURN

This idea was inspired by the biblical quote. The bible speaks how we were made from dust and to it we return. A lot of what is spoken is true, I find this so interesting. From doing extensive research from all angles I have had revelations and built up so much knowledge that """we are not supposed to know"""" Also exploring the spiritualness of Satanism. I used matched and lit the page up which burned and the fire flame glowed and created smoke. The flames got so big the only way of putting them out was to continuously bang my book closed hectically. This created a lot of ash to fall off the pages. I didn't intend for the flame to get so big but it was hard to put out, it ended up burning quite a few pages. I found the texture afterwards interesting, and it appeared to me to have created several figure like faces on the page with eyes, a head and mouth, some reminding me of The Joker from Batman. There was a lot of ash left which I used to draw with and create a rough surface. I liked this effect and it made me think what other materials I could use out of context in a different way.

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