Alchemy's Modern Muse”
A misty veil of golden spun hair floats above her forehead; dark copper flows in contrast with the blues and greens of the skies, seas and forests. Warm and cool sensory surfaces exude freshness and natural light. The metallic hues on her eyes transmutate texturally from base metals to gold. With her natural freckled skin against the grain and growth rings of painted wood she is neither a mermaid nor a nymph, but an enchanted Modern Muse - evoking the grace of Botticelli’s Venus and a pre-Raphaelite sensibility but with her own slight knowingness of the 21st century. Glamour and nature coexist without discord, enriching each other. These photographs extract beauty from nature whilst playing with the traditional dichotomy of the natural and artificial. In this creative alchemical process she has been liberated from temporal existence and has achieved immortal perfection.