Monday, November 1, 2010

Anima


In Jungian psychology there is a concept called the Animus and Anima that states that each male has an inner female and each female has an inner male. Simply put, our goal is to connect with and develop our relationship to this ephemeral part of ourselves. Depending on our relationship, Jung wrote, "they can bring life-giving development and creativeness to the personality, or they can cause petrification and physical death".

Several images that provide texture for "Anima" are photos taken from tv and movies, some still shots and some moving. The background 'headpiece' is a macro close up shot of an orchid from the Montreal botanic garden. The woman's face is reminiscent of one of my favorite Vermeer paintings, The Girl With The Pearl Earring.

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