Tumulus Ruchama Noorda


Mar - June '21

This spring the woad (Isatis Tinctoria) growing on the Tumulus flowers bright radiant yellow.The Hermitess pandemic shelter is freshly painted with wood tar that was obtained from trees through destructive distillation and it smells like the essence of a dark forest. 

In Alchemy nigredo, or blackness, means putrefaction or decomposition. All alchemical ingredients have to be cleansed and cooked extensively to a uniform black matter. And in depth psychology, the term became a metaphor for 'the dark night of the soul, when an individual confronts the shadow within'.


Tumulus at night with flowering woad - Ruchama Noorda