The All-Heal Series

While researching medicinal herbs over the past several years I noticed that although the Latin names for the plants I encountered were unique to each individual, there were quite a few herbs that shared the common name “all-heal.” As I considered this idea more extensively I wondered what is this human desire for a panacea and how could this idea be connected to other issues related to healing? The result of this contemplation is the “All-Heal” series.

In each piece I have paired a medicinal herb given the name “all-heal” with a truncated circle of color corresponding to one of the seven main chakras of traditional Indian medicine. Chakra is a concept originating in Hindu texts referring to the wheel-like centers of energy radiating from single points on the physical body. The proportions of the two circles in the pieces have then been constructed according to a sequence of numbers also found in ancient Sanskrit texts but introduced to Western European culture by Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Fibonacci. This sequence of numbers appears repeatedly in nature and underlies the structure of such things as the branching of trees, the arrangement of leaves on a stem or an uncurling fern. The mathematics governing this sequence has been referred to in popular sources as “sacred geometry.”

At the intersection of these diverse sources I have attempted to create a calming vibration, a moment of center in an increasingly turbulent world.

  • All-Heal: Crown 39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in) carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper 2012 Sold

    All-Heal: Crown
    39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in)
    carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper
    2012
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  • All-Heal: Brow 39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in) carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper 2012 $200

    All-Heal: Brow
    39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in)
    carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper
    2012
    $200

  • All-Heal: Throat 39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in) carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper 2012 Sold

    All-Heal: Throat
    39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in)
    carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper
    2012
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  • All-Heal: Heart 39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in) carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper 2012 Sold

    All-Heal: Heart
    39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in)
    carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper
    2012
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  • All-Heal: Solar Plexus 39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in) carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper 2012 $200

    All-Heal: Solar Plexus
    39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in)
    carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper
    2012
    $200

  • All-Heal: Sacral 39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in) carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper 2012 $200

    All-Heal: Sacral
    39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in)
    carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper
    2012
    $200

  • All-Heal: Root 39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in) carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper 2012 Sold

    All-Heal: Root
    39cm x 46.5cm (15.3in x 18.3in)
    carbon/ acrylic/ on Kouzo paper
    2012
    Sold