Photograph of Artist KATTALINA M KAZUNAS
KATTALINA M KAZUNAS
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois - United States



Original Artworks (7)

Kattalina M Kazunas; The Alchemist, 2005, Original Mixed Media, 11 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241  You are an alchemist; make gold of that. ...
Kattalina M Kazunas
Original Mixed Media, 2005
11 x 15 inches (27.9 x 38.1 cm)
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Kattalina M Kazunas; Dissolve And Coagulate, 2005, Original Mixed Media, 11 x 15 inches.
Kattalina M Kazunas
Original Mixed Media, 2005
11 x 15 inches (27.9 x 38.1 cm)
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Kattalina M Kazunas; The Hidden Stone, 2008, Original Mixed Media, 11 x 15 inches.
Kattalina M Kazunas
Original Mixed Media, 2008
11 x 15 inches (27.9 x 38.1 cm)
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Kattalina M Kazunas; Magickal Woman, 2005, Original Mixed Media, 11 x 15 inches.
Kattalina M Kazunas
Original Mixed Media, 2005
11 x 15 inches (27.9 x 38.1 cm)
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Kattalina M Kazunas; Untitled, 2007, Original Fiber, 19 x 20 inches.
Kattalina M Kazunas
Original Fiber, 2007
19 x 20 inches (48.3 x 50.8 cm)
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Kattalina M Kazunas; Blue Gold, 2005, Original Mixed Media, 11 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241 Series of 8 broadsides. Letterpressed on Rives BFK paper, hand dyed in indigo, with iron oxide and gold pigment detailing.An article about the process of creating these broadsides can be found at:
Kattalina M Kazunas
Original Mixed Media, 2005
11 x 15 inches (27.9 x 38.1 cm)
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Kattalina M Kazunas; Ancient Miniature Book, 2004, Original Artistic Book, 3 x 5 inches.
Kattalina M Kazunas
Original Artistic Book, 2004
3 x 5 inches (7.6 x 12.7 cm)
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Artist Statement

A simple definition of alchemy is “the transmutation of base metal into gold.” This is the definition most people would recognize. Another definition of alchemy, and the one that I prefer is, “the Royal Art of living consciously.” My fascination with alchemy parallels my fascination with the mysteries of the natural world. The world of alchemy, like life, is filled with secret languages, symbols, and magical substances, that only begin to make sense when we give them focused attention. I am equally fascinated by the transformative effect on consciousness that happens through the creation, use, and study of symbols. Symbols become keys that unlock the mysteries of a soul’s inner architecture, as well as the secrets of alchemical processes and transformations. This series of eight broadsides is my interpretation of ancient alchemical maxims written hundreds of years ago by Hermes Trismegistus, Paracelsus, and other alchemists, that still hold true today. A combination of vintage techniques was used in their creation: letterpress printing, indigo vat dying, iron oxide, and gold pigment....