A prayer at the edge of the universe


This group of distinct polymorphic sculptures by Della Rounick, "Andromeda and Pleiades," inhabits, seduces and calms the gaze with the manner, the spare lambency and the mystical revelation of an eternal night constellation.

Della Rounick’s hybrid sculptures, set up in the infinity of Mykonos, observe and absorb the world-birthing energy from nearby Delos, liquefying the curved displacement of their metal existence from a closed form to an open one and from white lambency to dark Erebus, bridging different cultures and battling religious beliefs; bearing charming names, which mine, elucidate and complete the Greek myths; at times passionately female and at other times with androgynous symbolism; always praying to their own minor deity, gain almost magical qualities.

As Iris Kritikou, the Art Historian – Independent Curator, mentions, they are living sculptures of an indelible creative adventure; a ritual prayer to the universe, which discourses with power and humility; cosmic chaos and feminine fertility; loss and sustainability; generosity and charity; expectation and patience; pleasure and pain; entreaty and satisfaction; but, most of all, with the capacity for an internal deification and joyfulness about the body, spirit and soul on the path to self-knowledge.

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