Enlightenment provides me and my viewers with a hopeful message in these dark and complicated times. Instead of greed, corruption, famine, plague and war, we are reminded of humanity’s other offerings: charity, equality, social consciousness, wisdom and civility. These are lens-based photomontages that convey the essence of the original rectangular source image. The creation of these novel images is my cathartic response to darkness. I work obsessively, for hours or days, to create and refine my personal “sacred geometries”. Through this, I’m able to counteract my depression and anxiety disorder which feed very much off the chaos of this world.
Although this project is secular in nature, there is a strong representation of various places of worship. Many churches, synagogues, temples and mosques also act as community centres where people join together to do acts of kindness and outreach, a common and often overlooked quality of humanity. Libraries, universities, museums and galleries also promote the well-being of a civilization by refining and sharing wisdom, be it in the sciences or arts. The aesthetics behind architecture and geometry are a testimony to humanity’s willingness to achieve a positive intention.
Limited edition archival prints are in the following sizes:
60 in/152 cm, 40 in/102 cm, 24 in/61 cm.