Inner Child

Quartz crystal, kyanite, turquoise, fluorite, aqua aura quartz, celestite, ruby, steel, walnut,knight from chess set, match, thimble, pencil used by the artist, skipping stone. 24” x8” x5”/ 2015

Based on the idea of the creative, playful, and empowered role of the inner child, a skeletal hand the size of a 12-year-old boy’s hand is rendered in quartz and other minerals, balancing symbolic objects from atop his finger. A slight homage to the creative act of alchemy as typified in the Hand of the Alchemist, wherein each finger is assigned a symbolic image and meaning which reflects Apotheosis (the elevation of someone to divine status; deification).