Cosmic Geometry

Emma Kunz
Emma Kunz

In 1938 the Swiss clairvoyant and telepathic healer Emma Kunz began to channel large scale drawings on graph paper using coloured pencils, crayons and a pendulum. During the creation of a piece, which could take up to 48 hours, Kunz neither slept or ate, subsisting entirely on liquids. Neighbours commented that the light was always on at her home. The drawings were then used as a therapeutic tool for her patients, whom she would encourage to meditate upon the mandala-like patterns.

I was first led to this astonishing artist by a comment about my post on the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, (thank you herongrace). There are indeed similarities, both were female abstract artists with an all consuming interest in mysticism and spiritualism, whose mediumistic art goes far beyond aesthetic formal concerns. Both Klint and Kunz were only discovered after their deaths, and indeed were two-thirds of an exhibition on leading female abstract artists, the other being Agnes Martin. However Klint was a professional artist who kept her groundbreaking innovations a secret, while Kunz had no formal artistic training but thought highly enough of her work (and rightly so) to publish two books.

Since the first exhibition in 1973, ten years after her death, Kunz’s work has been show around the world, including a joint show with Joseph Beuys and Rudolf Steiner. The Emma Kunz Museum in Wurenlos, Switzerland houses 70 of her most important artworks.

29 thoughts on “Cosmic Geometry

    1. Thank you Miss Heart…they are beautiful and intriguing. As for channelling, well automatic art is something that features frequently in one shape or another here. I have often contemplated writing a book on the subject. Blake, Crowley, Yeats, Breton, Spare, af Klint…

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      1. You did do her justice my friend. I especially love her pictures of many connected dots on a grid.

        I have no doubt she channelled those pictures and had truly awesome comprehension of what those dots represented.
        Funny! I just had a thought that aboriginals also paint many dots and have an understanding of them way beyond other peoples’ comprehension.

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