Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Emma Kunz

At first glance Emma Kunz's drawings reminded me of my first hour with graph paper and a ruler. At second glance they remind of the same, although she took more time and has a more sophisticated palette. That's ok. Her process is simple and the final product is beautiful, especially when viewed in a grid as seen on her website. They look like a kind of spiritual geometry that is a blueprint for the soul. The drawings are meant to have an
"encoded immeasurable knowledge". The NYC based artist Fred Loomis has probably been influenced by this work. Kunz was known as a healer in her time and the drawings were possibly intended to heal the viewer. Her biography is as interesting as her drawings are.

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