Symbiosis was created between February 2010 and June 2011.
An integral concept of Alchemy is “Solve et Coagula” – dissolve and combine. This is the secret key to manifesting the Philosoher’s Stone, Elixr of Life and immortality. This ideal is represented with the image of the Rebis – a two-headed hermaphrodite that holds the assets of both genders.
I have worked with this as my goal, erasing the boundaries of the human body. By applying paint directly to the surface of photographs, I have actualized an impossible dream – a physical union made tangible through desire. Through this process I have been able to visually and symbolically merge male and female into one body – the perfect being.
A limited edition handmade book of the Symbiosis series was released onJune 21, 2011, but has since sold out.
Artist and curator Danielle Ezzo (website / Tumblr) has written an introduction that works as a great entryway to the images in the series. Howard Forbes (website) has done a wonderful job with typographic and layout details.
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