Ghost has been created with the ethereal dimensions in mind, as also the concept of the shadows of the psyche. I use a classical theatrical ghost costume, a common interpretation which people relate to as a representation of a ghost, which is then filmed or photographed in performance art for further development in digital media. Creating figurative ambiguous archetypes with playfulness, as I investigate ways to interpret the shadows of the psyche & social psychology.
It is also a way of expressing my haunted childhood, for others however, it questions deeper understandings of human nature in a fun way.
It is an art project that seems to have an arena of it’s own, having been on a journey in public protests, used for performance art, developed into prints for the esoteric world of spirit & mindfulness, as also it is in a collaborative film production with a professional producer & film director, for an Art-house film project. It is subtle in approach, spiritual, both dark & light in interpretation, it is a creative expression of an aspect of a shadow of the psyche or a ghost in the ethereal realms that seems to have limitless opportunities to be part of a stage in life. Creating it, is fun, people want to play ghost, including children, so it is also collabrative, it brings people together, it engages people in the making of contemporary art, they feel part of it, they want to see themselves in print or on film.
It has also been known to tap into individuals psyches, revealing subconscious attachments to fear based energies, just by the presence of certain images. As the image merge's with others masked persona's, the unseen shadow self, developing awareness of what is often over looked, dismissed or not noticed. As it references what is subtle in nature, belonging to something 'beyond' physical reality. What fears lie within individuals subconscious states from negative conditioning, traumas, unwanted experiences, from the ghosts of our past. Parts of the human psyche that need to be released, cast out from the unwanted shadow self through inner transformation work & self awareness.
The versatility of the imagery also seems to question, bring in awareness of something deeper within our soul, expanding the sense of consciousness, seeding aspects in the psyche for inner growth. Yet it is just an expression, a piece of art made from recycled materials that is linked to a concept 'beyond' physical reality. An upcycled soft sculptured classical theatrical ghost costume with torn shreds & cords hanging from it, representing the past old psychic cords to individuals & situations we hang on to. That is manipulated with digital media to frame the characteristic of mood & movement. It can shimmer with the movement of the light, become a joyful dancing spirit in the mystery schools of thought in a humorous way. Or it can be as dark as the canyons of the mind. It can appear as a thought in a fleeting moment, as an apparition in the twilight zone, as it masquerades in disguise as a shape shifter of death & morbidity or in a state of metamorphism.
It can be suggestive of a soul from beyond the grave & the essence of mystery allows the viewers imagination to questions overlapping monologues, of what is beyond the veil of death, what are ethereal hauntings of ghosts that often interact with the mortal world momentarily from another dimension.
Do ghosts actually exist?; Is there life after death?; What fears of my shadow self are in my subconscious? ; Is there anything inside?; Will it unleash or is it chained down to the core hiding both face & mind?; Are we puppets to our past negative conditioning?; What is beneath the mask, beneath the skins where it hides?: Will it make manifest to the living or will it shed the old scars of fear and transform into a higher vibration or new self from its shadow self?; Or will it remain a ghost or someone’s energetic soul fragment with no physical body forever in a parallel universe.?; Does the human psyche hide so much?; Is there an aspect of the soul that lives on after physical death?; These are the questions I asked myself as an artist who studies what is beyond, what is within, what is often unseen, ethereal in nature and not of the physical plane. Which is linked to the work I do as a light worker where I use my psychic clairvoyance to help ghosts of the past in visitation from other dimensions in places or buildings. Or I work with the ghosts within people from the shadow aspect of the human psyche bringing light into situations or releasing the old, that which is not needed from the past.
GHOSTS DO NOT EVEN LOOK LIKE THIS!