As Above
So Below

Project Description

The process of these photographs was very intuitive with the manipulation of light and usage of industrial technology. There are two photos meshed together, the body part and the texture of each element. During the mesh process a laser cut stencil is involved in the process to enable the accurate burning of the geometric shapes. That is the end of the dark room process; therefore, I must then wash, dry and flatten all my photographs. After that I mounted the photographs to mat board and laser engraved the planetary symbols right into the photographs itself.

Throughout my years of intuitive esoteric research in regards to searching for the truth, I have come across numerous theories and ideas. I have developed a series of photographs in order to express how I now precieve my understanding of the world. They visually communicate the theory and ideologies behind that which I believe fully explains how everything is connected as a whole within our universe. These ideologies revolve around what we understand as the macrocosm and the microcosm.

This project has come together in efforts to furthur understand the role of mankind the in the grand scheme of our universe. A man named Hermes Trismegistus once said “As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul”. This is explained by the knowledge of that which is below corresponding to that which is above. As an example humans are made of the heavens whom are found among the stars and planets. In the grand spectrum humans are the microcosm where as the heavens above are the macrocosm. The reasoning behind the creation of these photographs is in hope that others will spark interest in understanding such theories and ideologies.

As discussed above we understand that man and the universe are connected as a whole within the microcosm and the macrocosm. My photography visually communicates the connection between both realms. I specfically took photographs of each point of the body and layered over the corresponding elements, geometric forms and engraved planetary symbols. All of these forms create the total and whole connection from us to the universe. The central image is the strongest due to its representation being that of the whole collective conscious of all existence. It is also marked with a symbol called the hieroglyphic monad which represents the complexity of our connection between the layers of our reality.

Project Details
Date

December 12, 2015

Category

Digital Fabrication, Graphic Design, Photography

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