I am once again thrilled to be approved to do a Digital Translation In the SOLO Portraiture Workshop….
Original work entitled ‘A woman of distinction’
by Maree Cardinale
Special Thanx to you my dear Maree!!….
In my initial piece, my aim was to make a vintage vignette of an elderly woman looking back through her life and remeniscing. Much to my suprise…When I started (part way into the work) to play further with filters and such, I found there were several faces staring back at me with each filter change, almost as if I was going through part of her aging process….
….how shocked I was all of a sudden instead of thinking of her remeniscing…
I began to see her as filling up with radiant light from within…in hopes of her passing into another realm of life!
you can see here, where my thought process goes, with a garden background adding streaming beams of light, she almost seems as if she is at that stage of passing into another realm (lifestage,passing, death). She is beginning to be transported to a ‘heavenly garden’ full of light and love. There is now a softening to her face and it is lit with blue sky and garden for her earthly hair!
Now I do not expect that anyone sees this as I do…or even believe in afterlife…but this is how by just playing around with filters her face changed and then….my idea of remeniscence and memories changed into a stark reality at meeting death and then a joy and almost looking forward to the next stage.
In religious experience transcendence is a state of being that has overcome the limitations of physical existence and by some definitions has also become independent of it. This is typically manifested in prayer, séance, meditation, psychedelics and paranormal “visions”.