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Pranayama (Monolith, Rose Quartz)

The Pranayama series is a group of sculptures carved from solid materials that have been punctured by bronze nozzles cast from actual Jacuzzi jets in a diagram of bodily pressure points, connoting a release of energy and the potential for output and flow. Pranayama refers to breathing exercises which control the flow of prana or life energy. While other works from the Pranayama series have involved intricate forms deeply carved into wood or marble, these latest monolithic works are crafted from Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz was selected as a material for its physical properties and ability to transform bodily energy, generate electricity, and regulate time keeping. Like previous works in the Pranayama series, these new pieces in the series evoke the external imperative to reform the body in relation with the spiritual practice of ‘opening’ the body through internal regulation.

Pranayama (Monolith, E, Rose Quartz) 2020 (detail) Pranayama (Monolith, E, Rose Quartz)

2020 (detail)

Rose quartz, cast bronze jet nozzles

Installation view, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Photo by Ben Westoby

Pranayama (Monolith, E, Rose Quartz), 2020 Pranayama (Monolith, E, Rose Quartz)

2020

Rose quartz, cast bronze jet nozzles
37 x 29 x 24 inches

Installation view, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Photo by Ben Westoby

Pranayama (Monolith, F, Rose Quartz) Pranayama (Monolith, F, Rose Quartz)

2021 (detail)

Rose quartz, cast bronze jet nozzles
59 x 34 x 34 inches

Installation view, Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles

Pranayama (Monolith, F, Rose Quartz), 2021 Pranayama (Monolith, F, Rose Quartz)

2021

Rose quartz, cast bronze jet nozzles
59 x 34 x 34 inches

Installation view, Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles

Pranayama (Monolith, F, Rose Quartz), 2021 Pranayama (Monolith, F, Rose Quartz)

2021

Rose quartz, cast bronze jet nozzles
59 x 34 x 34 inches

Installation view, Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles