Titled The Secret its a puzzle book featuring 12 poems and 12 highly detailed fantasy paintings. A little digging is the task.
Preiss buried 12 casques around the USA in 1981 and wrote a book called THE SECRET no not the self-help book with clues on how to find them.
The 12 paintings of the secret. The Secret – March 8 2020. Though responsible for publishing many childrens books Preisss 1982 project is the one that most people remember him for. It contained 12 paintings and 12 verses.
This article refers to Image 1 Verse 7 in The Secret by Byron Preiss. Augustine Florida Painting number seven and verse number two. Was published in 1982.
Chicago Illinois Found in 1983 Painting number six and verse number nine. A wingless bird ascended. Written and illustrated by Kit Williams Masquerade contained fifteen paintings that pointed to the location of a buried treasure in this case a rabbit pendant made of gold and jewels.
Sean and Ted to write some descriptions of strange creatures that Byrons friend JoEllen sculpted out of clay and cloth which were photographed by his childhood friend Ben. But the most interesting part. Its creator Byron Preiss was inspired by the book Masquerade which was published in the UK.
Then Byrons friends John Palencar John Pierard and Overton Loyd made a bunch of images with the sole purpose of confusing the shit out of us. The key to finding the casques Preiss had buried and subsequently winning the jewels was to match one of the paintings to one of verses solve the resulting riddle and start digging. C itadel in the night.
Youll see an arc of lights. Of primary importance are the 12 paintings and the 12. The woman and the windows surely link to the Statue of Liberty.
Paired together correctly each painting and verse leads to different north American cities where Preiss often disguised as a construction worker went to local parks and buried ceramic casques encased in plexi-glass boxes. A pair will lead you to a casque. For treasures shining moonglow amber Emeralds dark and ruby embers.
The key to finding the casques was to match one of 12 paintings to one of 12 poetic verses solve the riddle. Of paintings twelve in colorlight. For fairy peace the real accord.
Painting number five and verse number twelve. Each casque contained a small key that could be redeemed for one of 12 jewels Preiss kept in a safe deposit box in New York. Together saved the site.
So far we only have two strong connections of this kind but further research may turn up more matches. That would explain the wildly differing styles of the artwork. Written and illustrated by Kit Williams Masquerade contained fifteen paintings that pointed to the location of a buried treasure in this case a rabbit pendant made of gold and jewels.
Image 12 The Statue of Liberty New York NY Evidence suggests that each of the 12 illustrations is based on a painting by a famous artist. A Treasure Hunt was published in America in 1982. A Treasure Hunt was published in America in 1982.
Here are the connections weve found. Weight and roots extended. To find the keys is your reward.
Here are the detail images from Image 1. Email ThisBlogThisShare to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest. The book was jointly authored by Sean Kelly John Pierard Byron Preiss Ben Asen.
For 35 years readers have tried to. It contained 12 paintings and 12 verses. The key to finding the casques Preiss had buried and subsequently winning the jewels was to match one of the paintings to one of verses solve the resulting riddle and start digging.
In 1982 author Byron Preiss published a puzzle book that combines 12 short poems and 12 elaborate paintings by renowned fantasy illustrator John Jude Palencar. In the casques were keys that could be redeemed for a gem. Why that would be the 12 related treasure boxes Preiss buried in parks across North America.
That book sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the. In March 2020 high resolution images were released out onto the internet of all twelve paintings from The Secret by Byron Preiss. To set up the puzzle Preiss traveled to 12 locations in North America to secretly bury a dozen ceramic casques.
Sorry there are no images of the rocks behind the woman.