Humanity's disregard for the natural world has reached a crisis level, and a god in the elemental kingdom who resides in the subtler realms of this world is seeking allies in all the realms to prevent catastrophe.
A Scottish Highlands bartender, a San Francisco artist, a shape-shifting god in a magical water realm, and a mystery cult priestess in a mythical world of fire live the ongoing story of humanity's growing ability to both access and destroy the elemental realms. The story is a collaboration with the water and fire beings that appear in these photos and is still unfolding. The work is a sacred marriage of the personal and the mythic: the quest’s purpose in all realms is regeneration and reunion of an inter-dimensional consciousness.
Photography is layered but not manipulated: the beings of river, fire and earth are organically present.
PROTEUS & SHENANDOAH
A shape-shifting god of the water element, Proteus is reaching out to humanity, offering a chance for humans to be more conscious of and connected to his realm. He finds an ally in a sensitive young woman, Carmella, who then must find a way to introduce Proteus to others without imperiling his realm.
THE RIVER AND THE ROOM
Just back from a spiritual journey through the Southwest, San Francisco based artist Carmella creates a black velvet room in homage to the desert sky. The room opens a portal to other realms, including Proteus', and soon Carmella becomes inundated with visions of humanity’s two potential futures.
THE DAUGHTER OF THE STARS
Seraphina is a high priestess of a mystery cult in the fire realm. When she loses her son to toxins resulting from humanity's actions, she embarks on a mythical journey to her realm's Underworld, but her quest is fraught with dangers not just from her own realm but with those from humanity’s destructive choices.