She is the vast reaches of outer space, the infinite expanses of the Universe, Her toe and finger-prints the spiral nebulae of entire galaxies, 'Her lithe body arched for love' (Liber Al, 1:26); Her ' the Trees of Eternity' (Al 1:59)

Traditionally depicted side-on arched above over the top of many Ancient Egyptian stelae, here Nuit is seen from a geocentric viewpoint, from below, Her body the Vault of the Heavens.

The Mayans call the dark rift at the centre of the Milky Way 'The Womb of the Great Mother'. At the centre of Her Yoni is the Pole Star.

This image is fromOrryelle's Graphic Grimmoire 'CONJUNCTIO' published September 2008 EquinoXuliuqE by Fulgur Limited (sold out).

The Book CONJUNCTIO presents mirrored pairs of Sacred Twins and Divine Lovers from various cultural pantheons coupled on facing pages. Theyare aligned in such a way that when the pages are turned the figuresare United in holy conjunction by the alchemical reader.

This aspect of the book has inspired the artist to draw traditional deities from new angles and perspectives, notably those from the Ancient Egyptian pantheon who are usually depicted only from the side, but needed to be drawn from below, above, in front etc. to align with each other on facing pages for this Grimmoire.

Different reflective relationships -alchymic opposites and complementaries- are explored b e t w e e n the pages.

The plate of the Ancient Egyptian Star-Goddess Nuit faces in the Grimmoire a plate of the Earth-God Geb -His phallus the Pole of the planet, yearning for the Pole Star above. B e t w e e n them is a transparent insert of the Air-God Shu (the atmosphere) who separates them.

Drawn in 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.

Media: -pen stipling (inverted in photoshop)

11" x 17" (approx.A3) size signed and numbered print, limited to 77 copies on quality off-white acid-free paper:

(c)2010 Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule