(Art) Shamanism and Alchemy by France Guerin

These are recent works referencing shamanism and alchemy made from tree branches, ceramic heads, birds wings and burnt metal.

This work ‘Shamanic Angel’ evolved from cleaning up fallen branches in the forest and found one that evoked a human gesture which I cut so that it stood upright The bird’s wings are owl and rosella. I find dead birds that perhaps have flown into a window or hit by cars and then respectfully remove wings and use them in the work. The ceramic face is of the woman I did spiritual direction with for many years, who has been described as Australia’s Hildegard of Bingen.

Meet Mago Contributor, Frances Guerin.