Helena Aikin

Council of Matriarchs II

a homage to Neolithic martriarchies

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Abmessungen : 25 cm x 19 cm x 45 cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Gewicht : 1 kg
Jahr : 2019
Material : Keramik

Helena Aikin

For the last 15 years my work as visual artist has involved research on ancient civilizations, which I then recreate in the form of sculptures, paintings and installations. My purpose is to recover a cultural heritage from all 5 continents which I believe encapsulates transcendental, if cryptic messages for the 21st century. I have focused on abstract designs, specially age-old labyrinths which served as astronomical calendars, maps to the Afterlife, metaphors for the different stages of the human voyage or magical objects to attract fertility and auspiciousness. I also use ancient ritually naked figurines from different corners of the planet as a source of inspiration, recreating them in different media for my artistic installations.

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NAUTILUS
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forgotten goddess
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Homage to Stonehenge
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pigmented plaster. a homage to the goddesses of Baluchistan.
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walkable labyrinth in Evora, Portugal
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the hidden heart of things. cerro de Collado Mediano, Spain
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installation in 13th century convent Concepcionistas, Toledo, Spain (May 2018)
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mujeres/dones/femmes/women...
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LADY IN MOURNING
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laberinto da Fertilidad
walkable permanent installation. a recreation of an ancient neolithic petroglyph from Knowth West, Ireland, thought to represent the OWl Goddess, symbol of fertility
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Northern Wind
inspired in Navaho Mythology
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fertility petroglyph for Mostra de Arte Calhau
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Petroglyph I for Mostra Calhau
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Petroglyph II for Mostra Calhau
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Petroglyph III for Mostra Arte Calhau
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