The Bones of the Witches & the Elves, London (2023)

Maria Stella's evocative collection of jewellery, ‘The Longing of the Oracle’ , transforms into a participatory installation titled "The Bones of the Witches & the Elves". This title reflects the artist's deep connection to the devastating wildfires that ravaged the forests of Greece in the summer of 2023. The installation invites you on a symbolic journey with the Oracles, seeking the key to revive the 'dry stream'.

The installation offers a multi-sensory experience. Participants are invited to meditate with oracle-inspired jewels, seeking personal symbols. These symbols are then recreated on a large canvas using ashes collected from the burned forest, fostering reflection on loss and renewal, as well as, a sense of collective healing and transformation.

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