The number 11 is a visual puzzle that is sometimes hidden in the Totem Series, often referred to as an 'easter egg'. This puzzle demonstrates the idea of figure and ground, visually representing the threshold that separates the tangible from the transcendent.  The ones in the...

In Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, a mysterious black monolith appears at key points in the story. Although its true nature and purpose are left open to interpretation, it is portrayed as profoundly influencing humanity.  In the movie, the monolith's enigmatic force challenges human understanding and...

'The Viewer' No.1 Art is pleasurable, expressive, and emotional. It is also its own distinct form of understanding. Art ebbs and follows with a philosophy that teaches us that there are dimensions to be experienced, which develop interesting connections within us, the viewer.  Art is divine. It radiates...

Totemality is based on Plato’s ‘analogy of the sun’, where Plato tries to demonstrate ‘higher truth’ using sunlight as an analogy. The sun, light, how we see and know objects, are meant as a pointer to ‘higher truth’.  So, in the analogy, Plato describes the sun...

The Totem visits the Hare, with warm greetings and a warning. All ears, Hare listens well to what the Totem does tell. “The clock is a trap dear friend; time is best left overhead the Hatter instead."  Just like that Hare did the act, maddening the...

The ‘fourth wall’, known in film & cinema, is the conceptual barrier separating the fictional world from the real world. The fourth wall 'breaks' when an actor looks directly into the camera, drawing attention to the barrier. When the audience is addressed in this way,...

Art is more than just a visual medium; it is a conduit for ideas to affect emotions. It is also a way to read the world to expand comprehension within human experience. And so artists often create works that interconnect different symbolic meanings. This helps...

The symbolism of the crow is found in nearly every culture around the world. Its spiritual meaning can be benevolent or mischievous, with every characteristic in between. Its black colour is at the core of the symbolism, alluding to the void and death. Voidness can be...

These past few years have proved to be a resurgence of my creativity. To which I attribute it to some time off from work in early 2020. During that time, I was given a pause in my life to reconnect with photography and creativity in...

What part of the mountain can you take into your hand and claim it's a mountain? This rock, this snow, this grass, this bird, this insect? Does the morning light reveal the mountain?Does the cloud touch the mountain?Does the water bathe the mountain? The mountain captures the...