Piercing the Veil
Project info

“Piercing the Veil.” Karyn Fearnside

How are we shaped? How are we connected to our ancestors through our genes and therefore our looks?

This series of photographs explores the sense of being separated from our loved ones, the possibility of the world of spirit touching our reality.

The Kabbalists believe that meditating on each of the stations of the tree of life will enable you to travel between the physical and the virtual, this life and the next, and all the touch points along the way. The titles for this body of work are taken from the stations of the Kabbalistic Tree Of Life.

Using a simple process I have embedded the faces of my family into fabric. The results were then photographed in an outdoor environment and manipulated to create a feeling of someone coming through, something piercing the veil.