Dream of flight

In the last week or so I have started work on a series of images to form part of a potential book/exhibition I am working on. I have become quite fascinated with the parallels between the desire to fly and the impulse towards spiritual enlightenment – leaving behind the heavy material realm, rising physically toward the sky, seeing the world in a new perspective, venturing into unknown and possibly dangerous territory and, ultimately, achieving a freedom which is impossible when anchored to the world as we habitually experience it.

These two images are the first I have completed so far. At the moment there are two more which I have shot but need to refine and redo, plus two more in concept.

Dream of flight
Dream of flight

Icarus' dream
Icarus’ dream