Petra Kaltenbach moved to Dubai in 2004 when the transforming period of this city begun and which has lasted since that time. This process from the old into the new inspired her in many different ways and TRANSFORMATION became her core theme. As a fine artist, video artist, graphic designer and energy healer Petra experienced the special magic which has its home here in Dubai. The authentic inner transformation allows humans to step out of the restricted psychological conditioning and mental structures into freedom, expansiveness and peace of the true real nature.
Petra developed special techniques ( QR-Code, UV-printing) to express her inner attitude in many creative ways. She has been able to integrate her healing abilities into her art to mediate positive energies to the viewer, which provide him with positive vibes in many different life situations.
Shortlisted by the IEAA and for the Burj Khalifa Façade her art got attention and recognition. In 2018, World Art Dubai awarded Petra as the best UAE-resident-artist.
Petra’s art is not only playful and profound, but also transports transformatory thoughts in very unusual ways. Her next project is a co-creation of her designs and a fashion collection with ROXX-Fashion which will be launched in Autumn/Winter 2019.
In 2019, Petra is part of the World Art Dubai curator team.
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Shifting, uplifting are words that are in everyone’s mouth nowadays, because a time has dawned for us to come to us and discover our own values - which allow us to set our own crown. If this succeeds, we can lift and shine. This process is similar for everybody, but not the same.
Also, our thoughts are sowed to eventually produce fruit. The pomegranate is not only considered a divine fruit, but also as a fertility symbol.
It is said that the size of the treetop also indicates the size of the root system ... “As above, so below; as inside, so outside; like the mind, so the body “(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kybalion).
The pomegranate is certainly a fruit that has always been attributed to wealth. Among other things, this is due to the many seeds, so she is entitled to the status “Queen of Hearts”
In the fairy tale “The Frog Prince”, the princess must kiss the frog to transform it into a prince.
The Pomegranate has many seeds that look similar but not the same. One of them is a ‘golden’ seed, which causes the transformation to happen and the spell to be broken.
What happens when the crown is removed? The seed remains... from which again a crowned fruit grows. Not the same one, but similar, inbetween all the fractal elements.
The Crown Connection
The pomegranate is seen as the divine fruit. Petra’s interpretation of the divine connection is the connection through the crown.
One is able to enter a connection with the divine through the crown chakra. We no longer perceive ourselves as separate individuals but experience ourselves in unity with all beings. Then, we can also feel a close connection with plants and animals. Specifically Native Amerians have such a divine connection.
2018, 80x80cm, UV print on Fine Art Paper, 18k gold paint
THE BIGGER SELF 2018, 150x120cm, on canvas, Acrylic and UV Print