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These wax works are made in conjunction with tarot and astrology readings. Using The Herbal Tarot deck, which features different healing herbs on each card, I identify the key healing plants from a reading and then source them to make the wax sculptures. I cast them along with others plants for protection into semi-translucent wax slabs, which also contain remnants of paint rags and dyes.
Pharmakon is an Ancient Greek word which took on many different meanings depending on its context: it could be both a remedy and a poison, medicine or a drug, a charm, a spell, artificial color, or paint.
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