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Elvira Golombosi

FORGOTTEN WORLDS

‘Timeless silence.
Pitch-black silhouettes of massive mountains.
Songs of the wind spoken by branches.
Feeling of cold, wet earth under the feet.
Radiant orange points dipped in indigo blue.
Time has stopped, no movement, no sound, a moment of eternity.
Ornaments of smoke spinning, floating into mute darkness.
Like in a deep dream, ancient creatures emerge,
wandering and dancing since immemorial times,
keeping all the stories of the Universe.’

My method of work is a conscious exploration of unconscious. I enter in a trance-like state to allow intense, personal symbols and obscure imaginary to emerge. I exclude rational processes as much as I can. The rules of continuity dissolve into the activity itself. Thus, I discover an extended image of reality, reality which exceeds intellectual understanding. I use myself as a subject of study but I believe it can go over my singularity as an individual. Through this research, I aim to come into contact with archetypes that are common to all of us, not only as a part of mankind but as a living being in general. In the series of objects and drawings are depicted symbols of personal mythology, my unique versions of gods, totemic figures, demons and fantastic creatures. I follow the ancient belief in objects endowed with magical powers. I create a ring or an object as an amulet, a companion that supports the wearer.

Ring from the series titled “Guardians”. Obsidian, smoky quartz, falcon’s eye, onyx. Stone carving. 11x4x3 cm / 169 g. 2014
Hand object from the series titled “Guardians”. Landscape jasper. Stone carving. 11x5x6 cm / 158 g. 2014
Ring from the series titled “Guardians”. Rose quartz, obsidian, falcon’s eye. Stone carving. 7x7x3 cm / 173 g. 2014
Ring from the series titled “Guardians”. Carneol. Stone carving. 6x7x4 cm / 171 g. 2014
Ring from the series titled “Guardians”. Coral jasper. Stone carving. 4x6x2 cm / 69 g. 2014
Ring from the series titled “Guardians”. Jasper. Stone carving. 3x6x3 cm / 63 g. 2014
White Opal, Grossular, Cacholong. 20 x 6 x 4cm. 2014
Moss Agate, Marble. 13 x 12 x 2cm. 2014
Hematite. 8.4 x 4 x 3cm. 2014
Agate. 17 x 14 x 3cm. 2014
Obsidian, Agate, Quartz, Rutile Quartz. 19 x 6 x 3cm. 2014
Hematite, Agate. 9.5 x 5.5 x 2.5cm. 2014
Falcon’s Eye, Obsidian. 17 x 6 x 4cm. 2014
Hematite, Pink Opal. 12 x 5 x 4cm. 2014
Lapis Lazuli. 11 x 5 x 3cm. 2014

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