Home Away 1
The Law of Polarity states that opposites are "identical in nature, but different in degree" ~ there is no hard line between them. What is the magic number that defines something as high or low? Light or dark? What is the specific temperature at which hot becomes cold? The two extremes essentially define each other.
As I finished this first image of the Home Away series, I was struck by the contrast of the ghost's enclosed space and the cormorant's open, endless ocean. It presented a series of opposites: inside and outside; entrapment and freedom; ignorance (or perhaps, numbness) and awareness; and of course, death and life.
But at what point does something really live or die? The roots of a dead tree give nourishment, becoming new life. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that death doesn't exist at all, that there is only life with its infinite transformations, its endings and beginnings, and all the microscopic grey areas in between...