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Studio Greytak 'Loop' Moving Sculpture with Yule Marble, Bronze & Black Amethyst

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LOOP Ancient alchemists described the symbol ouroboros as “the all is one,” as it depicts a serpent, or in some traditions, a dragon, eating its own tale. Studio Greytak’s Loop, evokes the ouroboros as a ring of spinning bronze surrounds, in 3 dimensions, one of nature’s most powerful healing crystals, black amethyst. The cosmos is alive in this mineral, and as a whole, this piece truly represents the infinite cycle of creation and destruction in life and in nature. BRONZE Ancient Sumerians used copper- and tin-rich rocks to build campfire rings. As the stones became heated, the metals melted and mixed forming this world-changing metal. Bronze brought tools, weapons, armor, building materials, and a new sense of value to the ancient world. It is often associated with fire because of its reddish color. An alloy of copper and tin, bronze takes on the properties of both but is generally thought to enhance courage and practicality and encourage focus on work. It is also thought to be good luck for warriors. AMETHYST A young girl named Amethyst chooses to worship Diana and a jealous Dionysus unleashes his tigers. Diana rescues her by turning her to white quartz, then the remorseful Dionysus sheds tears into his wine, which spills over the crystals, creating the royal purple stone that prevents intoxication. So said the ancient Greeks. Modern geologists decode the shades of violet quartz another way, of course, with equally captivating stories born from angry eruptions. Millions of years ago, volcanoes unleashed rivers of molten lava. As the lava raced around trees and other obstacles, cavities were formed. Air pushed its way into the mass, liquid laced with iron spilled inside, and in one of the slowest dances, the atoms moved into formation then froze, over time, into magical rhombohedrons. In eastern and western cultures, the amethyst spins a path to the divine. The six-sided crystal provides a “shield of spiritual light” and aids in communion with sacred realms. Religious leaders, royalty and those seeking enlightenment have always held it close. Buddhists wear rosaries made of amethyst, a stone once sacred to their sage. Bishops in the early Christian church wore rings set with amethyst, and gem-cutters still describe the most precious jewels as “Bishop’s Grade.” The high priest of Israel wore a breastplate with 10 stones engraved with the names of the tribes, the ninth an amethyst. Peruvians carved the sun and moon onto the gem, wrapped it in baboon’s hair or swallow’s feather, and wore it round their necks to guard against evil. Even Leonardo da Vinci looked to amethysts to quicken intelligence and ward away evil thoughts. Associated with the crown chakra, amethysts are the perfect stones to assist in meditation. It is a powerful tool for activating the mind, overcoming addiction, and eliminating negativity in one’s environment. YULE MARBLE A unique marble that is 99.5% pure calcite and found in the Yule Creek Valley of Colorado. This marble is quarried in underground mines at high elevation which contrasts with most marble found at much lower elevations and commonly mined in open pits. Yule marble has been used throughout the United States most notably in the Lincoln Memorial and Tomb of the Unknowns. It is believed a spirit awaits the awakening powers of marble. Marble is often associated with the ability to unlock one’s potential much like the marble block awaits the stone carvers master touch. It is said marble promotes peak states of awareness and supports the perfect recall of dreams. Marble is also assigned the properties of supporting good common sense in home and heart because it provides protection, stability, and structure to both the physical and emotional mind. Materials Yule Marble Bronze Black Amethyst Colors Black White Bronze.

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Studio Greytak is a conceptual art project by John Greytak. He explores the intersection between design by nature and design by humans. He does this by curating and collecting the most compelling examples of works from nature, then offering them up to a select group of designers who work with him at his design center in the Treasure State of Montana.
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