Friday, December 26, 2008

GENETIC IMPRINTS -the photos - the book

Genetic Imprints :: Muse of the Image

The image comes first. In the beginning; before there was language there
 was a non-verbal way of comprehending the world.   
There was the image  -  now except in our dreams we tend to translate images to words.  

Now after I made these images I am trying to find words and it comes to mind that these photos these images of women and animal skulls are more about something from our deep past - from deep back to the time of the ice.

I have read recently,  the idea that back at the time of our emergence that the female,  that woman, was more than a fertility deity, more than mother, she was also the first practitioner of medicine, and magic that in fact she was Creator.  Back in our stone age emergence God was female and this still imprints our genetic codes. 

I find these images in my studio, first with my outer eye and then my inner eye takes over influenced by genetic memories deep in my DNA.   These are the genetic imprints.  The image come first.   I see it in front of me  -  a woman holding an animal skull.   I   believe I suggest to the model, “this is about life not death”.  She works with some direction at first but soon it seems to me that as she carries and caresses her animal totem she become soul carried and spirit guide.   

I respond to this by submitting myself to the model, and all I do is records what she offers, 

we become collaborators as we respond to our Genetic Imprints.

 See my Book "Genetic Imprints" at Book Blurb

1 comment:

unbearable lightness said...

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