From 1938, Emma Kunz created large-scale pictures on graph paper. She regarded these multi-layered pictures as holograms, spaces you could walk into, images to be unfolded or collapsed back down again.
On one level, the drawings presented cryptic answers to the numerous questions that interested her. These might be spiritual or philosophical in nature, or they might contain the cause and treatment of an illness, or provide an explanation for a political situation.
On another level, the pictures were used to help with her patients’ physical or mental problems; Kunz would place the drawings between herself and the patient during healing rituals. To Emma, her works went far beyond the popular definitions of art; she was sounding out spiritual layers that often led to prophecy. She became one of the pioneering artists to develop the language of abstraction in art, and her work has also often been aligned with sacred geometry.
Swiss artist, researcher, healer Emma Kunz is considered to be one of the most important healers of the past millennium. Her timeless art and work in leading innovative thought and practice continues to resurge in recognition over the years.
(Images © Emma Kunz Zentrum)