Totems Over Time, created by by lighting designers Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth of Klove Studio, features four installations in glass and metal, including gold. Enthralling and ‘God-like’ in stature, their construction is an ode to the Laws of Divine Geometry. Their inherent balance and symmetry is an expression of how Time keeps everything in Harmonious Order.
Each encourages us to ‘find our Centre,’ by looking into the unflinching, All-Seeing Eye of the Deities of Time. Where we find this Eye in the installation, is a reflection of how our Journeys have been shaping our Vision. The installations represent the assertive, resolute and territorial nature of Totems. They prompt us to be introspective, inviting us to examine them as closely as possible, so we can find a symbolic representation of our own Selves within them.
'Maybe, our Souls are as old as these Deities, for we are able to recognise them, because of their unflinching, All-Seeing Eye. They remind us that we are not slaves to Time. We are in Synergy with it. We recognise them because we Travel according to the Cosmic Ebb and Flow of Time, which is rhythmic and cyclic in essence. When do we know if we have come ‘full circle,’ or if we have ‘been here before?’ It is when we stumble upon our Totems. We are drawn to these emblems for the qualities they possess, the vibrations they exude. Through past Journeys, the Cosmic Electricity within them, has resonated with the Cosmic Electricity within us,' says the duo on what inspired this project.
L-R: Abundance, Beauty, Protection.
'Here is a ‘moon,’ there, a ‘spear.’ Here are ‘wings.’ Our Totems reflect what we need, in order to continue our Journeys.'
Totems Over Time also features 6 ‘necklaces;’ for the People of the Old Ways often wore their Totem as a symbol of their Heritage, of their Tribe; and of their Bravery and Honour. These bold, vivid pieces of ‘jewellery’ have been created in tones of precious emerald, ruby, jade, sapphire, tourmaline, topaz, pearl, onyx and moonstone. The gold, brass and bronze finishing represents the noble, yet ‘salt-of-the-earth’ spirit of the Shaman Way.
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