Humanity's disregard for the natural world has reached a crisis level, and a god in the elemental kingdom that resides in the subtler realms of this world is taking action.
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.
Photography is layered but not manipulated: the beings of both river and fire are organically present.
PROTEUS & SHENANDOAH
A shape-shifting god of the water element, Proteus is the first to break the laws of the Elemental Kingdom when he comes to Carmella through the Shenandoah River and allows her direct photographic evidence of his realm. His act has unintended consequences for all.
THE RIVER AND THE ROOM
Just back from a spiritual journey through the Southwest, San Francisco based artist Carmella creates a velvet room in homage to the desert sky. The room opens a portal to other realms, including Proteus's, and soon Carmella becomes both linked and dangerous to all the realms.
THE DAUGHTER OF THE STARS
Seraphina is a high priestess of a mystery cult in the fire realm. When she loses her daughter to toxins resulting from humanity's actions, she embarks on a mythical journey to her realm's Underworld to direct her daughter's soul, but Proteus's action changes her story forever.