Yes, this started as a photograph, and I’ve enhanced the image beyond what you normally see with the naked eye. Kind of like what you do with a telescope, or infrared film, or night vision equipment.
Except this is none of those things.
I’ve enhanced this image to reveal what is energetically there, or put another way, emotionally or spiritually. Our eyes can so easily overlook the deep reality beyond what they’re evolved so well to do, which is to give us information necessary for physical survival.
This is what art has done from time immemorial. It has given us a window to see through to what lies beyond that which is merely essential, merely necessary. Yes, you can live on bread and water, you can live without friendship, or without passion. At least your body can survive.
No matter how beautiful the world is to our physical senses, we can always go deeper. And then deeper still. As awesome as the physical world is, and it truly is, there is more. So much more.
This image is from my gallery, Out Here in the Country — check it out when you get a chance! To see a full resolution image of this digital artwork in full detail or to purchase a high quality print either framed or unframed, please go here.