TASCHEN "Library of Esoterica"2020
The second publication in the Library of Esoterica is ASTROLOGY.
Images included by Phyllis Mahon are PISCES and CANCER.
The first book was TAROT which contained THE TOWER.
HEART'S ESSENCES ...
"Heart's Essences" written by Sabrina Suzanne Jacobsen, was published in Denmark in 2019.
BOOK COVERS from 1990
In the mid 1980s, when her studio was based in London's East End, Phyllis worked on a freelance basis illustrating individual book covers and editorial for many well know publishers:
BBC Books, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Macdonald Oprima,
Piatkus Books, Women's Press,
LARGE ILLUSTRATION PROJECTS
COSMOPOLITAN HOROSCOPE UK 1990
(also published in the Spanish and Australian editions 1992)
Twelve large pastel drawings 56 x 65cm - all are in private collections except Aquarius which is available to purchase.
Since then Phyllis has illustrated the 12 Astrological signs twice: for Aura Soma in 1999 and in her personal work 2012 (see Taschen above).
AURA SOMA TAROT
Following the Tarot the next large project was a set of twelve 'energy images' to illustrate the properties and energies of each colour in the Colour Wheel. These little abstract images then became personnified into twelve goddesses and related to the twelve signs of the Zodiac. A calendar with a beautiful gold cover was printed to celebrate the Millennium and the Book followed. Again a collector's item on Amazon! Goddesses
12 Goddesses Millennium Project
Other Aura Soma illustration projects
Butterfly Essences were illustrated by large watercolours of Angels, Numbers were illustrated by ink drawing of man and woman; Sea Essences were illustrated by ink and watercolour images of sea creatures.
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