Psychic Stone (Evil Expel), 2013
Sacred objects encapsulated in resin
6 x 6 inches
15.24 x 15.24 cm
Drawing on global spiritual practices and the belief in the animism of natural physical entities, FriendsWithYou artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III conjure each resin Psychic Stone with a customized spell, imbuing the sculptures with powers of healing and self-empowerment. The result is a sculpture that is both an object of aesthetic contemplation and a power-amulet, tailor-made for each collector through an experiential process. The new edition of Psychic Stones debuting at PK SHOP includes the Everything, Evil Expel, Future, Golden Spell, Happiness and Nature spells; each accompanied by a unique magical ritual designed by the artists, along with instructions for their use and care. The presentation will also feature prints, a wall sculpture made out of vacuum-formed acrylic, and a whimsical Cloud Lamp by the artists.
FriendsWithYou is a contemporary fine art collective that has been spreading their unifying message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship worldwide since their founding in 2002. Expanding their mission of connectivity and reawakening via their interactive artworks, the artists Samual Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III call on the viewer to reinvent and reinterpret the lost meaning of spirituality. Using ideas like animism, healing arts, the modern ritual and celebrated symbols, FriendsWithYou addresses the human need to relate to one another. Together, the artists have constructed their own brand of post pop visual language a la Murakami Arturo Herrera and Yayoi Kusama and have instilled in their work the powerful ability to trigger thoughts of happiness, curiosity, and meaningful interaction.