While pouring through Andrea Alciato's Emblemata (1584), I felt the fugue come over me once more. On the page, a man stood alone pointing at some aerial phenomena. But what? Something was obscured here so I ran to my carving bench and began to dig out the truth of the matter.
Here is the result. This print details a medieval man standing on the outskirts of a fortified town. Above, something more than a comet blazes past in the night sky. Chariot of the Gods? Ancient Alien? Simple Ergot poisoning? I stare at the image to try and suss out the truth - it hangs next to my window, calling attention to the infinite night sky.