AGONY AND ECSTASY

Agony and Ecstasy” examines those borderline areas between images already created and the emotional experiences they represent. Bernini’s genius created the magnificent sculpture “The Blessed Ludovica”, stimulating feelings of wonder about the moment of ecstasy as she dies. However, by adopting a vantage point where the physical aspects of the structures begin to disappear, you are asked to look beyond the sculpture to the edge of the experience it represents and enter an emotional sphere that cannot be shared. You are alone. For example, religious ecstasy is said to relate to that point in human and religious experience that transcends the physical realm in order to connect to the God experience. The intention of this series is not to define this experience. Rather, it re-examines certain art works that have attempted to depict religious and non-religious states of disconnection. I create a derivative, a photograph of a photograph, by using the lens to refocus on details of a photograph to transport a person to a closer vantage point. The series attempts to bring you to the edge of existing representations of these physical experiences. An underlying question is whether there is any similarity subtending these representations…these experiences. Or is there Nothing? Click on series name to view other series and their ongoing or related projects

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The intention of this series is not to define this experience. Rather, it re-examines certain art works that have attempted to depict religious and non-religious states of disconnection.