The Mineral Man series

I have been creating crystal portraits since 2013 by using vast variation of mediums: drawings on paper, collage and oil on canvas with elements of embroidery. The series explored personalities of people that I know, attributing different mineral stones to the nature and qualities of their character.

Here are some preliminary studies I did. Mainly in size 21 x 29.7 cm, unframed one of a kind

 

This is the main part of the series 

 
 

Also, I made a large embroidery canvas, which I stretched recently. It is a mixed media artwork of a man with a Beril Crystal head. The canvas has been primed with traditional rabbit skin glue and the background embroidered with one of a kind embroidery designs.

This particular Beril is a major heliodor from a famous deposit, with incredible gemminess and great luster. The green color of the mineral represents grand abundance and intellect associated with the person portrayed. The Beril and Heliodor, in general, is said to be favourite healing and divination stone thought to empower incantations; prevention of bladder infections, kidney stones, and asthma; a "cure-all" for jaundice, liver disease, and laziness, helps to reconcile married couples, revive fading love and bring victory in battle or litigation...

 

Below are the most recent works I ve done, some of which are sold or available for purchase from the Sanctuarium, Wizard’s sacred store.

 

Recently, I ve designed a workshop where I teach how to create one of these collages. Participant is provided with most of the materials on the day. The creation is part of a bigger ceremony and connection to the chosen subject and the intention around it.

If you are interested in taking part check the Services section of the shop or click here.