In this portrait series I am seeking to honour and celebrate female energy and essence. So often it is this aspect of women that is so crassly commercialised to sell products or manipulated for male voyeurism. This project was intended as a journey of self-discovery and healing. It is an exploration female sensuality and eroticism in its purity, in connection with the elements and spiritual aspects - in touch with the deepest part of the self and the divine.
Water is present at all our most important moments and functions in life. In conception, the sperm swims to meet the egg and afterwards our actual formation takes place in water inside the womb. We are truly amphibious creatures, even our imminent birth is signaled by the breaking of the waters. Our significant emotional moments are accompanied by water: in tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Our bodies are mostly water - with everything needing to be dissolved in some way in order to be transformed, transported and absorbed. And at death - the water flows out of us, we dry up and desiccate. Humans are creatures deeply dependent on water: to create new life, to love, to feel, to cry, to metabolise and to survive.