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1 COSMIC DROP SCULPTURE

(126cm x 76cm x 4cm, walnut wood)

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COSMIC DROP SCULPTURE


In the drop is a drop and in it is another drop.
The shape is the energy, the shape is the nature, and the nature is God’s creation. Art and true design are first an expression of human spirit and thus appropriate inspiration to which the creator wishes to give a visible external shape that leaves its testimony for the generations to come. At the same time, true art is a reflection of the culture and life of a particular nation and civilization.
Exploring human mysteries are also shapes of forms from nature, and from its energy confessions of the heart. According to Slovenian language and Sanskrit, a heart in PEACE is called SAMA. We can find ONE-SELF in art.
SELF-HOOD IS A FUSION OF A DROP WITH GOD!


2 COSMIC DROP MIRROR

(126 cm x 76 cm x 4 cm, walnut wood)

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COSMIC DROP MIRROR


In the drop is a drop and in it is another drop.
The shape is the energy, the shape is the nature, and the nature is God’s creation. Art and true design are first an expression of human spirit and thus appropriate inspiration to which the creator wishes to give a visible external shape that leaves its testimony for the generations to come. At the same time, true art is a reflection of the culture and life of a particular nation and civilization.
Exploring human mysteries are also shapes of forms from nature, and from its energy confessions of the heart. According to Slovenian language and Sanskrit, a heart in PEACE is called SAMA. We can find ONE-SELF in art.
SELF-HOOD IS A FUSION OF A DROP WITH GOD!


3 ACQUA WALL MIRROR

(107 cm x 68 cm, walnut wood)

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139 STENSKO OGLEDALO ACQUA


Natural, simple shapes are joined into a single entity, like a mother and her child or a family.


4 ACQUA WALL MIRROR

(107 cm x 68 cm, walnut wood)

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139 STENSKO OGLEDALO ACQUA


Natural, simple shapes are joined into a single entity, like a mother and her child or a family.


5 OVAL WALL MIRROR

(large – 80 cm x 84 cm, medium – 45 cm x 47 cm, small – 32 cm x 29 cm, walnut wood)

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OVAL WALL MIRROR
OVAL WALL MIRROR
OVAL WALL MIRROR

The artist drew its shape by hand: a circle with a smaller circle inside it – like a father with his son ...


6 HAND MIRROR

(25 cm x 11 cm, walnut wood)

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133 ROCNO OGLEDALO
133 ROCNO OGLEDALO
133 ROCNO OGLEDALO

The shape is adapted for left-handed or right-handed use and represents the harmony of the human body.


7 DIOCLETIAN HAND MIRROR

(41 cm x 15 cm, walnut wood, mirror or mirror with 23-carat gold)

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132 DIOCLETIAN HAND MIRROR
132 DIOCLETIAN HAND MIRROR

The old hand mirror that was found in Split at Diocletian’s Palace demonstrates ethnographic value. Kogoj’s mirror resembles this shape, as it is in the form of a perfect ellipse. It symbolically reminds us of the archetype of creation, the egg from which all the timeless cultural heritage of Dalmatia originates. The mirror has healing powers and belongs to the Energy Design Collection. It is made of noble walnut wood, hand-gilded with 23-carat gold according to old Venetian traditions, which gives the mirror even more divine energy, as it radiates the nobility of the old gilding culture.
In 2003, an exhibit was held at Diocletian’s Palace, hosting 60 of Kogoj’s works of art that he had given to the city of Split. In 2005, to mark the 1700th anniversary of Diocletian’s Palace, the DIOCLETIAN SARCOPHAGUS was artistically designed from precious Brač stone “rasotica” and put up on display.


8 STICK OF WISDOM

(h = 100 cm, wallnut wood)

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STICK OF WISDOM

While taking a walk and studying nature on Duino cliff, I found roots of a sumac bush, which decorates the Karst landscape with its red leaves every autumn. This root gave me an inspiration to create this special stick ... DUINO means GOD and is one of the oldest pre-Christian power points with healing vibrations. The interior of the Duino cave contains water, and was therefore the ancient Veneti sanctuary, where a white horse the symbol of God was donated to the sea during the spring solstice.
The heart is the secret energy of the stick. It is a reflection of the divine consciousness of a person. We often say: "God is in my heart, love is in my heart." To have an insight into yourself, does not mean observing your physical body, but observing the art of pure love of cosmic consciousness through senses, as if being in deep meditation. On my 70th anniversary, I have dedicated the Stick of wisdom to all my girls in the family.


9 HEARTSHAPED “HEART” CHAIR

(big – 39 cm x 42 cm x 29 cm, small – 20 cm x 30 cm x 22cm, wallnut wood)

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PRUČKA
PRUČKA

This chair is a tribute to the Slovenian spiritual tradition and the leaf of a lime tree, which used to be known as the tree of life. From my experience, Slovenians have the highest number of churches dedicated to the Heart of Jesus, which symbolizes the love for all mankind. In my family – the Kogoj family – my parents taught me that all work has done with love that comes from the heart. The traditionally heart-shaped chair, which can also be found in the ethnologic culture, has an especially deep meaning for both Slovenians and other inhabitants of Central European alike. WORK, WORK WITH YOUR HEART, AND YOU WILL BE FULL-HEARTED AND HAPPY! The meaning of this words dwells in the heart-shaped form of the leaf of the lime tree – the heart-shaped leaf. In Slovenian, the word lipa (linden or lime tree) means THE DIVINE HOUSE; and only ancient nations have their own “family trees”.


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141 STOOL - TRIPOD

10 STOOL - TRIPOD

(large – 37 cm x 28 cm, h = 40 cm; small – 33 cm x 25 cm, h = 31 cm, walnut wood)


It comes from peasant culture and is transformed into contemporary art, creating a yin/yang combination.


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133 POGAČNIK CHAIR

11 POGAČNIK CHAIR

(41 cm x 38 cm, h = 82 cm, walnut wood)


Before his death, my professor Marjan Pogačnik gave me an original, several-hundred-years-old chair, in which he drew his famous graphics throughout all of his life. As he gave it to me, he said, “It served a lifetime to a shoemaker, now an ARTIST. I wish it to serve you…” Then he laughed.
I dedicate the chair to Bogomila and Marjan Pogačnik (1920–2005).
The love radiating from their hearts was entirely maternal!
I pass this redesigned chair forward ...


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142 VENETIA CHAIR

12 VENETIA CHAIR

(42 cm x 40 cm, h = 88 cm, walnut wood)


It is based upon the symbolism of Ancient Egypt and Tutankhamen’s time. It does not have any flat surfaces – it is like a sculpture.


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145 MONEY BOX

13 MONEY BOX

(ø = 14 cm, h = 18 cm, wood)


Everything comes from the shape of an egg and returns into it.


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144 GOLDEN LINGAM BARREL

14 GOLDEN LINGAM BARREL

(3 l, h = 48 cm, metal wrapped in walnut root sheets)


It can be filled up with mead, healthy medicinal herb brandy (schnapps) or with vintage wine (chemical additives-free) produced according to the old tradition. Lingam is an egg and the Oriental name for it. However, it represents a heavenly being and that is why the artist transplanted it into the Slovenian realm. He has wrapped the metal egg in walnut root sheets.


15 KOGOJ'S “DUINO” CHESS SET

(chess board 52 cm x 52 cm, chess pieces 5,5 cm – 12 cm, maple and walnut wood)

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KOGOJ'S “DUINO” CHESS SET

The design is based upon the rediscovered cosmic energies, which in Sanskrit are referred to as PRANA energies. The knowledge of shapes can be found in all ancient civilisations – a good shape equals good energy, etc. When one finds a natural egg-shaped stone in a riverbed, one can feel its good energy.
When playing chess, we are influenced by the PRANA energy, the MENTAL energy, the energy of the HAND and that of the ACTION. The energy of the shapes of this CHESS set is based upon 50 years of research on shapes and energies, aimed at creating an equivalent of the current version of congress CHESS. The chess pieces are combinations of the lingam shape, as materialised according to Sai Baba, a cross (see the cross made from a 2000 year-old oak in the permanent collection of the O. K. Nature Design Gallery) and the Lipizzan horse (the sculpture designed by Oskar Kogoj).
The name CHESS is derived from the word SOU HAM, meaning the INHALATION and EXHALATION of divinity, which comes from VEDANTA – the knowledge of VEDA SCRIPTURES – VYASA. The product is a masterpiece, made by the Novak family from Vnanje Gorice in the Ljubljana marshes.
The chess pieces are primarily made by hand, using the tools and techniques of ancient masters, as this is the only way to make such high-quality pieces that cannot be made by machines. The pieces may differ slightly from one another, however the point of the handwork is not to achieve completely identical items. We use modern varnishes and wood stains as well as materials of ancient masters (beeswax, shellac) to treat the surfaces of the pieces, which are made from the finest local wood types, such as walnut and maple.
First, the elements are cut, then hand-planed and processed by milling and boring. Then they are polished, coated with varnish three times and polished again. The final polish of the maple pieces contains beeswax and shellac for the walnut pieces.


16 FOUR-LEAF CLOVER – the symbol of happiness

(ø = 47 cm, h = 6 cm, wallnut wood)

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FOUR-LEAF CLOVER – the symbol of happiness


The happiest people quickly find a four-leaf clover; they have developed sight and spirituality.
The clover is a very special shape of nature, which in cross form combines four basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire. Each leaf of the clover has its meaning – HOPE, FAITH, LOVE AND HAPPINESS.
The clover also symbolises the four different seasons, the four cardinal points, etc.
When a person sees this shape and accepts it, one accepts visible and invisible beauty into ones heart.
A four-leaf clover in a tray is a combination of energies which the shape of the vibrating sun OM radiates into PRANA ENERGY FIELD. In space they radiate positive vibration, thus the vibrating ENERGY DESIGN, which is also cosmic INTELLIGENCE, intertwines with the whole UNIVERSE, which a person that is aware can use. Natural form is a prayer and a vibration.


17 WOODEN HEART

(33 cm x 33 cm, walnut wood)

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WOODEN HEART
WOODEN HEART WOODEN HEART

Wooden Heart is a form composed of two ellipses or egg-shaped forms which represent the union of man and God. “Man is God and he must be aware of that,” teaches B. S. S. Sai Baba! Wooden Heart is a traditional ethnographic form that represents belief in beauty and kindness of human heart.


18 THE LEAF OF LIFE

(58 cm x 22 cm, walnut wood)

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125 LIST ŽIVLJENJA
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The Leaf of Life is the last object from the “The Leaves of Peace” Collection. It was modelled on the leaf of a large rubber plant, which was plucked in Syracuse, Sicily right in front of the Our Lady of Tears Church. A miracle occurred there in 1953 when a statue of the Virgin Mary wept tears for three days.
The leaf is dedicated to all women for only they are able to give birth to new life. It is also dedicated to everyone who wholeheartedly strives for peace, love, non-violence and new life.


19 THE LEAF OF PEACE – SMALL

(46 cm x 15 cm, walnut wood)

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It represents the “OLIVE BRANCH OF PEACE,” the biblical symbol of the highest human value. Peace is love and love is God!
Two Leaves of Peace made from walnut root were conferred to Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa in Rome in 1987 for their contribution to peace on earth. The Leaves of Peace were also conferred to the first Slovenian President Milan Kučan, the former President of the Collective Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Stanovnik, and the former President of the Executive Council of the Republic of Slovenia, Dušan Šinigoj. We hope that this vibrant work of art will awaken your human element, internal peace and love.


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