I’m always intrigued by the serene attitude in spiritual practices in Eastern Asia. For my logic-entangled western mind, using symbolic gestures to commune with mountain spirits sometimes still feels far out. As I continue practising open-mindedness, I feel myself more and more attuned to connecting with something described as spirit.

The work Schutzmudra is inspired by a protection ritual from medieval Japan. The complex sequence is distributed unto nine different pieces. Each piece is constituted by the same elements: a abstract black figure resembling the actual mudra, three colored components chrome yellow, cadmium red and cerulean blue representing the specific quality of body, soul and spirit. Additionally, each work is specified by several writing systems: the actual name of the mudra, the corresponding Japanese Kanji and correct pronunciation as well as a symbol to indicate the position within the whole mudra sequence.

In case you feel like more archaic pop art: Check out Mnemosynetische Momente, Peculiar objects and Homologies