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I've had a fascination with circus sideshows and carnies ever since I was a little kid.  No idea why either...

I've had a fascination with circus sideshows and carnies ever since I was a little kid. No idea why either...

George Hulme "Bumpsy Anthony" the Clown | Paul A. Miller Circus | Harundale, Maryland (1950's)

George Hulme "Bumpsy Anthony" the Clown | Paul A. Miller Circus | Harundale, Maryland (1950's)

Now you just know that clown's eyes pop wide open, causing all passersby to shit their pants in horror and fright

Now you just know that clown's eyes pop wide open, causing all passersby to shit their pants in horror and fright

the Lion devours the Sun from Rosarium Philosophorum depicts one of the classic symbols of alchemy - the green lion devouring the sun. As with most of the striking, and to the modern mind, somewhat 'surreal' images which populate these works, they have a bewildering range of possible meanings. But essentially the gold/sun is being dissolved/purified in some powerful solvent/green lion in order to release the seed from which pure gold may be grown.

the Lion devours the Sun from Rosarium Philosophorum depicts one of the classic symbols of alchemy - the green lion devouring the sun. As with most of the striking, and to the modern mind, somewhat 'surreal' images which populate these works, they have a bewildering range of possible meanings. But essentially the gold/sun is being dissolved/purified in some powerful solvent/green lion in order to release the seed from which pure gold may be grown.

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