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Every since my first encounter with the mystical Triforce on the NES gaming console back in the 90s, my fascination for conceptual forces never ceased. Thus I consider this works a mix of fan art, archaic archeology and an elemental conjuration spell.

Mut, Stärke and Weisheit are three separate small format mixed-media paintings. Gold leaf is applied on a water color paper background and afterwards fully immersed in Indian Ink (hue Leipziger Schwarz). Each painting shows a different abstract symbol – a geometric pattern designed upon a rigid grid. Each symbol is inspired by a totem animal, which in different animistic traditions seems connected to the specific quality which gives each artwork its name.

Still intrigued by the weird symbols? Check out some earlier works like Peculiar objects or Homologies.