Creation is an interpretation of the creation of our world through the lens of imagination. “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel is an iconic image that illustrates Adam reaching for his creator, God, who is floating in an odd cloth with Eve and various angels. This image is often viewed as the literal translation of the biblical story of creation. However, a trending show, Westworld, points out in its finale that the odd cloth is shaped like a brain; implying creation is all in the mind. From this metaphor, creation is an act of the mind, emerges my series Imaging Creation.
Through hazy, mystical settings and varying focus, parallels across nature and humankind are drawn, illuminating the often-overlooked similarities between the two. For instance, the shallow depth of field of the red branching stems of a plant helps reflect the branching veins of humans. The blonde hue and thin delicate aspects of a bush are reflected in the golden curls of hair. Imagining one aspect of life works as inspiration for others. Metaphors to the biblical story of creation are also made through subject matter. Such as the gentle and simplistic junction of a spider web reflects Adam and God’s touch, while the white sturdy yet brittle branches of a tree remind one of the bones and dust that man and woman come from.