Antoinette Nausikaä — Summer Solstice & Spring Equinox figurines
Summer solstice (midsummer) occurs when the North Pole has its maximum tilt toward the Sun, which results in the longest light day of the year. Throughout history, it has been celebrated with rituals and ceremonies. During this specific sacred moment, as a kind of ritual and a personal ode to the light, Antoinette Nausikaä retreated to her studio. With clay and a 24 karat golden glaze, she created these sculptures on the day of Summer Solstice, June 21st, 2021.
Amsterdam 2021 | Earthware, golden glazed 12%, 24 carats
Approx. 10 x 10 x 10 cm
€ 380,- | including VAT
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This series started at the time of the last spring equinox on March 20th, 2021. While experiencing the lockdowns, Antoinette Nausikaä got inspired by the continuous cycle of the sun and the transitions of the seasons throughout the year. These transitions are marked by the solstices and equinoxes. The spring equinox is a moment in the year when the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are perfectly equal in length. A moment of a perfect balance in nature, the equation of light with the dark.