Leonids and Fumerols

Otto Künzli, Therese Hilbert,

October 5 to 30, 2010

There you are. You stand upon the earth; formed of the same stuff, rooted to your source by the forces that wed your weight with its. Yet look up to the sky: there too, your matter is spangled and scattered. You are born of the air and of the earth and exist in one blithe, bright moment between the comets and the core.

And what propels you forward? What moves your hand and fires your brain? What impels you to create? Does it come from inside, having churned in the hot, dark depths and pushed its way up, out, cooling as it surfaces? Or does it come from outside, from the frigid, silent beyond, rushing and raining down on you in blazing streaks of fire?

You are hurtled onward at 367 miles per second and yet you stand still, on a thin, green crust, between a seething sea of magma and a circling storm of ice and rock.
Here you are.

Katie Scott
September 2010

Leonids and Fumerols, 2010, Left: blackened silver, lapis / Right: stainless steel

Work from Leonids and Fumerols

Brooch by Leonids and Fumerols Brooch, 2009, blackened silver, varnish
Milos I by Leonids and Fumerols Milos I, 2009, blackened silver, obsidian
Brooch by Leonids and Fumerols Brooch, 2009, blackened silver, obsidian
Hot Spot by Leonids and Fumerols Hot Spot, 2009, blackened silver, varnish
Fumerole II by Leonids and Fumerols Fumerole II, 2010, blackened silver, varnish
Strogyli by Leonids and Fumerols Strogyli, 2010, blackened silver, lava
Fumerole III by Leonids and Fumerols Fumerole III, 2010, blackened silver, varnish
Brooch by Leonids and Fumerols Brooch, 2009, blackened silver, varnish
Pendant by Leonids and Fumerols Pendant, 2010, blackened silver, lava
Apokalypse II (the last parade of the planets in front of the dying sun) by Leonids and Fumerols Apokalypse II (the last parade of the planets in front of the dying sun), 2008, 18k gold, silk, blackened silver
Rotes Loch (Red Hole) by Leonids and Fumerols Rotes Loch (Red Hole), 2006, silver, acrylic paint, stainless steel
Pi by Leonids and Fumerols Pi, 2008, martensitic chrome steel, silk, 18k gold
Fukidashi by Leonids and Fumerols Fukidashi, 2009, mild steel, 18k gold
Traces of Movement by Leonids and Fumerols Traces of Movement, 2007, 18k gold, silk
Himmel by Leonids and Fumerols Himmel, 2009, stainless steel
Himmel by Leonids and Fumerols Himmel, 2009, stainless steel
Gagat (rings) by Leonids and Fumerols Gagat (rings), 2010, jet