In reflecting on the idea of this exhibition, I came upon a mysterious poem, discovered among the gnostic manuscripts at Nag Hammadi.
In these excerpts of this poem, 'Thunder Perfect Mind,’ translated by George W. MacRae, I found a written compliment to the visual theme that I am investigating called “Encounters and Emergence.” My images explore the idea of feminine self-empowerment, emerging from the restrictions that environment or society may have placed on women.
The poem is said to speak in the voice of a feminine divine power, describing the multitude of emergent roles that women play in the world, uniting all. “I am the voice whose sound is manifold and the word whose appearance is multiple. I am the utterance of my name.”