Nazlı Gürlek Hodder

The Black Stone is a Volcano I & II
Volcanic stone, fabric, copper, string
Dimensions variable

The two pieces make part of an ongoing body of work on body in fertility cults and religions. They both consist of a geometric abstraction holding a volcanic stone (from Mount Etna, Sicily) at its center. Drawing a formal comparison between the human womb and the womb of the earth, the piece ponders the stone’s ecological origin in relation to the religious and healing meanings attributed to it by Islamic and Asian cultures.

Installation views of The Black Stone is a Volcano II from: "Nazlı Gürlek Hodder: In The Body", Evliyagil Dolapdere, Istanbul, November 07, 2020 - January 31, 2021