Arkaios, for The Family Place

Titled “Arkaios,” which means “New Beginning” in Greek, this piece was created for The Family Place, an organization that provides housing, counseling, and skills for victims of family violence. The piece represents the transformation from Darkness to Light. The green minerals (fluorite and phrehnite) exemplify the life force that is present even in the darkness, and breaks free into the light. Barnacles represent the heart that is present in the center of the work and flows freely into the light. 

The piece also includes purple amethyst, which been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions. Quartz is also prevalent in the work. It’s a universal stone which is a pure and powerful energy source and a classic crystal for transmitting, storing and amplifying positive energy.

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