pigment, semi-precious stones, mulberry leaf paper, perspex – 34×15.5x2cm – 2015
The elliptical form is a primal, archetypal form that holds many interpretations ranging from the womb, the woman, the human aura, healthy blood cells, and the orbit of the planets are also elliptical. Both on micro and macro levels this form is somehow familiar. Not as perfect as the circle, it is more human. In Hinduism, they refer to it as the Cosmic Egg, the source of all being. I liked the idea of exploring this form as an icon, a totemic form referencing multiple meanings. I worked firstly with mulberry leaf paper to crate the substratum, then overlaid it with multiple layers of iridescent and pearlescent pigments to create small totemic forms for contemplation.