The Within Series
This photographic series is based on the long tradition of Still Life and Spirituality themed art. They are inspired from the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
”What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”
Acrylic paint is used on the top surface of the plexi-glass with the photographic image below the plexi-glass or surface on a wooden cradle. The photographic print is printed with archival pigment ink on paper.
Painting on the surface of plexi-glass draws attention to the surface of the image. Instead of a flat surface, the plexi-glass creates a sense of depth based on the physical distance between the paint on top and the photograph below. This speaks to the concept of above and below or the surface versus the within.