Monday, July 11, 2016

Codex Manesse Inspired Pelican Scroll

I was thrilled to be asked to collaborate with the amazingly gifted Duchess Caryn von Katzenberg to create a Pelican scroll for Baroness Mistress Heloys de Bec, someone who is incredibly admirable in both her art and her service.

Her Grace and I brainstormed options, and decided to go with something inspired by the Codex Manesse, because Heloys has always represented the epitome of the 14th Century, and always looks like she has stepped right out of the pages of this book.

I did the calligraphy, and Duchess Caryn did the layout and illumination. This was given out at the 50th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Society for Creative Anachronism.


Codex Manesse, 251r

I borrowed these images from Heloys and Caryn, as I did not get to see the finished piece in person. Should either of you want me to take these down, let me know!