Specimens/Belly button, 2021. Textile, clay, acrylic paint, cork, metal element. 29,5 x 29,5 x 3 cm (11,4 x 11,4 x 1,2 in), unframed. Photo credit Pavel Tsvetkov 


For some cultures, the belly button symbolizes the center where life began. For others, it is seen as the main energy center or the third chakra.

However, if blocked, the energy won’t circulate anymore and will cause a disorder. We have to keep it "open".