Impermanence, a tryptic of decreasing out-of-focus images, and Enlightenment, a single image of a luminous sphere and its 'reflection', stand metaphorically for different states of our inner reality: the turbulent state of consciousness of the ordinary person, which can be steadied through the practice of meditation, juxtaposed against the veteran meditator's enlightened mind who experiences inner calm and unity with the cosmos. These images aim at instantiating a contemplative state in the viewer about spiritual matters. They also wish to bring attention to the spiritual discourse in contemporary photographic practices. They are the result of an agnostic's investigations about the relationship between creativity and spirituality, the nature of consciousness, meditative practices, and the neurology of the left and right hemispheres.
Ida Susanne Aspaas Olsen • Sorin Bogdan • Francesca Brooks • Ethan Bucher • Annalisa Burello • Amanda Denny • Lauren Godfrey-Harris • Emily Kopaskie • Goda Norkute • Pietro Panza • Iris Papasava • Tamara Ribeiro Ferrari • Mary Scott • Loui Short • Sofia Topchishvili •