In photographic images, the ultimate subject is light. This light may be external and illuminate the substance of an object and its setting.
The changing light at San Francisco is none of your East Coast light none of your pearly light of Paris The light of San Francisco is a sea light an island light And the light of fog blanketing the hills drifting in at night through the Golden Gate to lie on the city at dawn. From "The Changing Light" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Although my images have expressive available light akin to Ferlinghetti's, my purpose is to show the illusive light that emanates from within and infers a hidden source, revealing Symbolic color and form. Most of the "creatures" are glass, and therefore have light that is transformed through them and speaks to some inner truth. This truth is, in the final reckoning, no different when coming from animal, human, or insect.
Why "The Light Within"? "There is a Light within a man of Light and he Lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, he is in darkness." Spoken by Jesus, from The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas.
To the Gnostic, the world without light is full of illusions and pain. With the Light, a Gnostic will exclaim, "I Know."