Size: 250 x 250 x 30, Edition 3
This is my body. I accept it the way it is. My appearance is a key to my destiny. While changing our appearance, we change our essence. Our perception of the parts of our bodies is biased. We see them separately, as fragments. Each our fragment has its mission, but we forget that they represent a single whole. The same is true about us. Each of us, fulfilling his own mission, belongs to the entity of the Universe. My hieroglyph is a key to the discovery of a new vision, expressed in the acceptance of our external code rather than in fighting it. My autograph.
The installation was inspired by da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, revealing the perfection in the human proportions and acting as an implicit symbol of internal symmetry of the human body and, further on, of the Universe as a whole.
Art Historian text by: Marike van der Knaap
As a metaphor for her convictions, both artistic and personal, in 2008 Katerina Belkina presents an installation consisting of 22 fragments: Hieroglyph of my body. Just as in all her series each has an individual theme and character and yet still forms one entity with herself as artist, so while all of the parts of her body each has its own appearance and function, they belong to the unit that is the body. This is also how Belkina sees people; an individual, that forms part of the universe and, in its singularity, converges with it.