Technical specification: object, 2019, styrofoam, minerals, 160 x 350 x 40 cm
The work was created for Kornelia’s exhibition “deity of mine” curated by Magdalena Adameczek in Zona Sztuki Aktualnej in Szczecin. It was an attempt to explore ontological questions through the lens of myths, beliefs and astrology. The key information necessary to interpret the piece is the fact that both the artist and the curator are astrological cancers. The arrangement of forms that create the installation composed of circles of irregular size and thickness is a playful reference to the system of planets, the symbol of circle as the expression of the circular movement of the cosmos and the unique relationship that connects the artist and the curator. The circle in which no beginning or end is visible is the image of the full (moon) going through subsequent phases. Styrofoam elements are supported by powers ascribed to precious minerals which are placed in selected spots of the installation:
rock crystal – connected to all Zodiac signs, it is a mineral to improve well-being, it provides energy in every situation, directs its flow, which means it impacts all ailments and chakras;
amethyst – Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pieces. It enhances the energy of other crystals. It has protective properties and helps maintain physical, emotional and mental balance. Alleviates longing for home. It is used for making decisions. Suitable for difficulties with hearing and regulating hormonal imbalance. Helps with obsessive-compulsive thoughts. Chakra – crown; aventurine – Aries. Supports creativity, motivation, leadership and decision-making. Restores the yin-yang balance. Improves the health status of muscles, lungs, heart, adrenal glands and urogenital system. Protects, calms and mitigates emotions. Protects from energy vampires. Heart chakra.
Citrine – Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra. Money stone which brings prosperity and wealth. Helps in teaching, studying and creative activity. Helps to sell a house. It has a beneficial impact on digestive system and all related disorders. Appeases anger and improves relationships. Solar plexus chakra.
*descriptions are based on information featured in the book “Crystal Healer: Crystal Prescriptions That Will Change Your Life Forever” by Philip Permutt.