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The viewer sees temple
structures, insects, birds, faces, skeletons, trees and
other living forms appearing from the universal patterns
that penetrate and surround us all. It causes one to ponder
the creative dance of dualities that comprise the very
structure of our mental and natural worlds. I think of
the creation stories of the Australian Aborigines and
Native American cultures where it is recognized that all
creatures arise from the landscape in which they are born—sung into being by our Creative Ancestors—and comprehended
through an emerging reflective awareness.
"The Reflective Awareness series of photos is stunning, both as fine art, and also in the way they reveal the intricacies of the contemporary and mythological landscape. They connect familiar scenes with a network of resonances in the emotions and the brain—a power that goes far beyond natural images."
—Patricia Johanson, Internationally Reknown Environmental Artist
"They're stunning, a truly moving and unique vision, and one which I believe can stimulate greater love, engagement and protection for the Earth—what a stellar achievement."
—Nina Simons, Co-Producer, Bioneers Conference and Co-Executive Director, Collective Heritage Institute
"These natural mandalas are spiritual—I could easily believe that these are actual images of the molecules or energetic particles of the local ecosystem."
—Gloria Flora, Former US Forest Supervisor and Environmental Heroine
"You capture the Visual-felt experience of the intelligent presence-design-pattern-fractal-spirit-of-nature and inherant-in-all-things-through-which-we-connect. It is as if by completing the image through your mandalas you give the mind an easy access road through the portal of your photos to the sacred."
—Tina Amorok, Research Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences