a commitment to truth…..
old strong bones… surround the heart… space.
Battered by time …. a little fuzzy around the edges
The truth is in your heart
your heart is a space…..
….what truth is in yours?
Made at Castle Hill on a day when I needed to escape the uncertainty of being in the Canterbury earthquake “Red Zone” it is no surprise that this image was given to me. Struggling to get any true facts out of the government and surrounded by misinformation I went out and made some images. My process is to try and clear my mind and shoot whatever I am drawn towards. The mirror image technique is something I have used before, so my eye sees that way. I see things sideways too. In this case I new I was shooting a heart but was not aware of the message that the image had for me until it came together. Immediately the cross became clear and the relevance to truth , as in “cross my heart” obvious. For me it reminded me of how important truth is to me. Why I felt this frustration of untruths physically in my chest. But also that the only real truths lay in our hearts and that everything else is just interpretation. In looking more I see that the heart is a space, not a solid, perhaps an infinite space. I see that it is surrounded by strong bones that have been chipped away by time. That there are some furry bits, perhaps arteries joining the inner and outer parts? or perhaps some contamination?
For me this is what photography is about , a connection with some higher wisdom.