Seeking Psyche: A Work in Progress
This portfolio shall contain around ten photographic plates that I shall use to explore the subject of psyche, or soul, within photography. Ever since seeing Claude's magnificent 'Enchanted Castle' in the National Gallery I have been fascinated with Psyche, a character depicted in myths and stories such as Lucius Apuleius', 'The Golden Ass' and 'Till We Have Faces', by C. S. Lewis.
At the forefront of my being is a quest to find soul in whatever form it may manifest. I endeavour to explore this through photography and writing. This page shows a little of the work to date I have done on the project.
The Porfolio; A Mock Up
This is still a work in progress. I have been working on it for many years. I am using the skull motif I discovered at Heveningham Hall as I find it a powerful symbol of sacrifice, mortality, and wonder.
Half the World
The photographs themselves take a cue from C. G. Jung in a passage in which he states that 'The image of the world is half the world.' I use two photographic images overlayed and blended to make a new combined image.