Prospect Refuge Studio

Clear quartz for clarity, lapis luzuli for psychic ability. Stones for centuries have been tied to healing capabilities. Well how about wood? Jess Hirsch, Minnesota native had the sensitivity to as that question. By applying the 1940s Bach Flower Remedies to wood, Hirsch developed 'Emotional Platings'. 'Emotional Platings' is a series of picnic kits made from trees that have vibrational energetic healing powers. In 2016, 16 participants had the opportunity to sit down with loved one or acquaintance and engage in a shared meal on plates and utensils made out of singular woods to heal certain emotions. Maple to nurture, Mulberry to weight delusion versus joy. Which would you pick?

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June 2018Victoria Sass