Sankalpa

2016
Pigment print on archival cotton paper
120 x 120 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 AP

 
       
 

Emotional Geometry is a body of work informed by Chinese philosophy, medicine and healing. In this series of photographs and sculptures, I visualise the energy meridians of the body as a form of armour. This series incorporates crystals and plants for their healing and protective properties, and Buddhist mudras invoking ritual gestures of the body.

A sankalpa is an idea formed in the heart or mind, a private meditation, a deep resolve or intention to bring about positive change in one’s life. In this self-portrait, my body is held by a neck brace, which supports the body to heal after an injury. A gold nimbus floats like an armature or exoskeleton around my head, emanating from the mind, anchored in the body.