James Kubie
Transmuted Tarot DeckThe PalanganaFloor plan: Temple Ptah of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn. Joliet, Illinois.Floor plan: Aum Ha Oasis of the Ordo Templi Orientis. Chicago, Illinois.
The Matanzas:  Blood on the floor, sacred objects removedThe Palangana
Language is my second language.
These works are the first in a series exploring the framework of mystery. Based on interviews and fieldwork with three secret spiritual societies in Chicago, these pieces function as models and diagrams of the structures that support the sacred and the secretive.