From very ancient times, the practice of necromancy allowed the contact to dead people through many different ways. Depending on the invocation type, it was possible to call up the spirits of the deceased or even make them rise from the grave. The purposes were mostly divination, to get advises from the ones who are clinically dead but still able to speak, verbally or not. Sometimes, the conjuration aims to bring back the dead body, such as in Haitian hoodoo practices. As an example we have the story of Clairvius Narcisse, who claimed to have been turned into a zombie slave and forced to work in the sugar plantation. This theme was developed before for the design “Baron Samedi”
For this design we wanted to explore the concept of “Nekya” (νέκυια ἡ νέκυα), the rite by which ghosts were called up and questioned about the future. For that we created two different spheres that divide the world of the living above and the underworld below. The circle with the eye, which is coming upwards and touches the sphere of the living. That represents the calling of the mindful spirit from the darkest pit of the underworld, who reaches now our sphere.