Project Description

NUMEN

2015–2021

Photography  /  Land  /  Installation  /  Video
Numen is a series of installation- and land art within the context of photographic space. The intention of the work is to simulate and interact with natural phenomena revered by our early ancestors: the nascent foundations of religious belief systems.
Numen is a series of photography, sculpture, video, and land art. The intention of the work is to simulate and interact with natural phenomena revered by our early ancestors. The numinous foundations for nascent religious belief systems.

Photography represents physics that transcend our normal understanding of reality. Solid materials are rendered translucent and blurred; spans of time are merged into singular moments. When paired with the infinite possibilities of post-production, the photograph itself becomes an idiosyncratic and extended space for the imagination – a “supraspace”. In Numen, alignments and installations exist and gain potency within that photographic space; and present explicit portrayals of the “supernatural” by projecting the myth-making imagination onto the reality-presenting photograph.

If the conclusion of the Anthropocene casts humankind into the Desert to begin again will our collective unconsciousness retain fragments of our past cultures? If we would rebuild a spiritual and religious framework; could photography function as an instrument for reverential art practices, akin to cave paintings and megalithic structures?

numen : a spiritual force or influence often identified with a natural object, phenomenon, or place

Mountain / Rock

LAND STONES

Land / Earth

Stars / Moon

Lunar eclipse simulaTOR

Sky / SUN

SUN ROCK