The photograph was exposed on Kodak Gold film in the autumn of 2018, along the Akerselva in Oslo, Norway.
In an ongoing dialogue with Danish carpenter and painter, John Wagner, he explained the history of conflicts between men and women and humans and nature in a single poetic line: Women are the nature, men are in the nature.
The lack of reverence for nature and human life are deeply related to the ways we see. The understanding or lack of understanding forming the behaviors humans deem passible or hurtful. In the lower right corner of the image, stands a human form reflected as both in and of the nature.
As in the wisdom of water, we are in enteral relationships with everyone and everything. Therefore the way we see, and ways we address nature and each other reflect our spiritual ways of being. #psychemeansspirit is not only a hashtag but an often overlooked meaning of both words, psyche means spirit and spiritual then reflects the way of psyche.
The being of image framed in this photograph contains the fluidity of water, nature of psyche, and the elements in which we can meditate on the ways we create meaning in life.
Rachel Wolfe is a synesthetic artist working with images and photography, studio making, and public installations. Seeing the body as the generative force in cognition, her work looks at the ways places make people. With wonder for relations between humans and nature, the ways technology manipulates forms in the imagination and amplifies the projections of the sublime are brought into light. Her art nurtures reverence for eros and beauty, the earth, and site-specific histories. Meaning in-material and representation are weighed by etymologies and processes in science.