Transformation and the Essence of the Spirit
This evolving body of photography is an exploration of my Brother's life and death. For me it has been a deeply moving journey into the perils of addiction ,the whys and hows and the discovery of the sweet child that lost his life to drugs and alcohol .Drawing from my photos of his youth and ravages of a life fought trying to overcome this disease, I have attempted to share by metaphor and also to unfold with sensitivity the many facets of this life and death…
his heart wise connection with spirit and my heartbreaking loss of such a gentle soul.
The Datura plant , also referred to as Jimson Weed or Moon Flower was one of the favorite subjects of the painter Georgia O’Keeffe. It is also the revered sacred visionary plant of shamanic cultures throughout the world especially the world. It’s legend and use dates back 3,0000 year; and it’s delicate night fragrance masks the fact that it is highly poisonous. However, it is it’s inner beauty that draws one to contemplate its sacred paradox. I have chosen to show the pure essence of this passionate flower in my photography.