Temples Series I

 
Ectomorphized erotic nudes cloak esoteric symbolism in my first series, an exploration of my feminine side. Otherworldly humanoids resemble the Moai of Easter Island. Ancient lore binds the story line. Mythology reflects life experience.

 

  

Once upon a time, I performed a ceremonial invocation in honor of the Gnostic concept of Wisdom (Sophia). Suddenly she appeared right before my eyes, in the flesh. Over time, I would come to see Sophia's character as an amalgamation of various Greek and Roman personalities including but not limited to: Athena, Prometheus, Juno, and the bearer of light, Lucifer. As in the myth of Juno and Vulcan, Sophia abandons her child, leaving him to his own devices. The series revolves around Sophia's creation of the demiurge and her transformation into the light bringer, a metaphor for the manifestation of energy as matter.

  

  

Ultimately, years of self-reflection went into this series. Pictures burnt into my memory inspired more pictures as the story wrote itself. The Temples were like a legion when I finally went to war with my nemesis. Experiencing the harshness of Wisdom, one cannot continue to look up to her forever. She is, in the end, the least of the great virtues.