Crystalskin 2016 Archival pigment print on 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.
In Crystalskin, my body is protected by a beetle-like carapace of black armour. Crystals erupt from the shoulders, to form an assertive and protective energy field of crystalline shards. My head is bound in darkness, looking inwards, but my body is enveloped in light.