Numen is a series of photography, sculpture, video, and land art. The intention of the work is to mimic, simulate and interact with natural phenomena that humankind has revered as supernatural: the numinous – the basis for nascent religious belief systems.
Photography represents physics that transcend our normal understanding of reality. Time can be slowed and stopped; solid materials can be translucent and blurred; and perspective can change physical dimensions. When paired with the infinite possibilities of post-production; the photograph itself becomes an idiosyncratic space for the imagination. In Numen, this metaphysical space is adapted for the practice of reverence: the creation of meaningful relationships with nature, landforms, and the sublime.