Photography: Manipulated, Metal and Color on Aluminium.
This photo-montage is from the series “Animus imperat corpori ” meaning “Spirit commands the body”. The spirit in this series is represented by animals. They each represent parts/limitations/qualities of our mind. Representing situations where the spirit takes over and transforms the physical limitations.
This particular photo-montage is inspired by the beauty of koi fishes. Beyond the particular beliefs on koi fishes, it is the reality that is challenged. How do we leave space for animals in our all concrete reality?
Parked or free? Can the mind free itself from any situation? More than “how a fish can be swimming in a 2 mm water spill”, this photo-montage is inviting us to wonder “how do we, as humans, be enduring almost impossible environment conditions and still be free. Are we?”.
About the medium : This limited edition image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 1.6 mm (1/16″) thick aluminum, is signed and numbered by me.
I chose this medium as the high gloss of the aluminum sheet complements the rich colors of the image to produce stunning results.
The aluminum sheet is offset from the wall by a smaller frame which is attached to the back. The frame includes a hanging system for easy mounting. It is wrapped in a plastic film to avoid scratches and then in a special carton as seen in the extra pictures.
As the ink is bonded to the metal, the print is extremely durable. It’s lightweight, water resistant and won’t bend.
Keywords: spirit, surreal, water, koi fish, Photomontage, consciousness, free spirit, Photo-montage, freedom, spirit over matter, Animus imperat corpori
Styles: Conceptual, Modern, Surrealism, Fine Art, Figurative
Mediums: Manipulated photos, Metal, Color