These organic, rusted, and elaborate constructions embody the definition of both metamorphosis and transmutation.
Through these works, Stumpf explores mysticism and alchemy through the lens of Seshat, the ancient Egyptian goddess of writing who was also dubbed “Mistress of the House of Books” for the library of sacred volumes she maintained.
Unlike traditional emblems, Stumpf’s use of imagery is personal and open-ended. She looks for a higher meaning but also an inner one.
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