Spirits/Manifestations

Spirits/Manifestations

Fall 2011

Here are some selected images from an independent project I undertook this fall at my college.  The work is an attempt to visualise the state between the physical and the spiritual; life and the afterlife; manifestation and non-being.  I approached this project with the desire to use as little digital manipulation as possible; so, towards that goal all of the images were produced in-camera with a combination of techniques including long-exposure, multiple exposure, and practical trickery.  The only major digital editing that took place was the addition of colour in the “Manifestation” series.

The still images were also produced in conjunction with audio elements and video installations.  A portion of this project was shown with the work of two other artists under the name Abstraction at the Red Panty Press Gallery in Sarasota, Florida on December 7th, 2011.

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2 responses

  1. You’re treading in dangerous territory. Connie
    http://ablog4souls.wordpress.com/

    December 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    • I suppose that means I’ve had a minor success with you, as an audience. My goal as an artist is to create work that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also intellectually and spiritually challenging.
      With this project, I was attempting to visualize the soul or spirit in as genuine a way as possible. The images are all abstract portraits of people who are important to me and are meant to transcend physical appearances and suggest a spiritual life beyond their material characters. I’m not attempting to represent or evangelize any spiritual or religious views with this project; hopefully the audience can form their own connections with the work and see a meaning within it that resonates with their own personal cosmologies.

      December 15, 2011 at 7:05 pm

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