Part of a new project for 2024 where I am exploring the circle of life, death and imperfect beauty through plants, as well as encorporating folkore, history and the symbolism of flowers by attempting to capture the fleeting, transcient moments in time/life using the 4 elements - water, (liquids - water, milk, ink, paint, oil etc), air /fire ( smoke, mist, spores, wind etc) and earth.
A personal, reflective and cathartic project which will develop over time. Starting out just experimenting with the various techniques and ideas I have for this project, but aiming to put together a portfolio/body of work.
Several of the techniques involved lend themselves to an abstract or artistic look which very much appeals to me as I love art as well as abstract photography and abstract art. I have a fondness for images with an ethereal or fantasy feel too. Some of my images will be pushing my boundries between art and photography as I learn and grow.
I will be exploring ways to express emotions, life events and concepts through this project, utilising various methods such as colours, light, movement, the meanings/symbolism and folklore of plants. In a few instances I may also incorporate other methods of expression, like poetry.