Emma Kunz
Published by Nieves, Zurich, 2021, 24 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 24.5 cm, English
Price: €18

A selection of works on paper by Swiss visionary outsider artist and healer Emma Kunz, close to geometric abstraction, produced on the occasion of the exhibition Cosmos Emma Kunz at Aargauer Kunsthaus in 2021.

Kunz is said to have become aware of her special clairvoyant and radiaesthetic [radiation- reading] abilities at an early age. She began to heal her first patients and to work with the divining pendulum that she would use in her drawings from 1938 onwards. Until a few years before her death she produced some 500 characteristic drawings on graph paper, which she used as a tool for her healing activity. She also worked with numerology, researched in the field of herbalism and achieved a legendary series of healing successes. At this time she began to ask her acquaintances to call her “Penta”. In 1942 Emma Kunz is said to have discovered Aion A, the healing rock that is still available from Swiss pharmacies, in a quarry in Würenlos that had been used since Roman times—and is known today as the Emma Kunz Grotto.

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