Born

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I found an interesting log today with some intricate groove markings on it and made this image. To me, it looks like a womb and looks as if a transition is happening. I can also see a being in the center. The gentle curves and circles remind me of the female body. The fiery of the colors reminds me of the intensity of giving birth.

Original photo:

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Artist Bio

Hello, I am another version of you!

I was born in Monterey California but grew up in upstate New York. I studied traditional photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. Several years were lived in New York City working as an independent Photo-Illustrator for a variety of magazines. A Photo-Retouching career allows me to now live in the Hudson Valley and work remotely with commercial clients and individuals.

I love to connect with nature and take walks in the woods. I love yin yoga and meditation. I love metaphysics. And I love being able to see and feel the light, even when we are sleeping and we think there is dark. (Oh, I love dreams.)

Please contact me if you are interested in collaboration, art showings, or ordering a print.

Email: mel.kim.issa@gmail.com

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Rainbow Body

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All of my imagery comes together from snapshots of nature. This piece is from a trunk of a tree in my backyard. The other day, I was outdoors with my daughter, on our way to our neighbors house, and I noticed an eye on one of our big trees. I tend to see faces and eyes and dream-type imagery amongst nature. It’s similar to daydreaming when looking up at the clouds and seeing visions or forms made by the clouds. I took a picture of the tree trunk where I saw the eye and noticed a beautiful blue hue on the trunk. I’ve lived here for 8 years and have seen this tree over and over and never noticed or seen this before. There’s so much around us, and every bit of it is alive. Amazing, rainbow, luminous, activating expansive energy is here. 

 

 

Guardian, Of the Physical

DSCF8118c_sm.jpgThis being was revealed and wanted a galactic background with a terrestrial-like body and raw innards enshrouded by light. He wears the hat of a guardian that supports ascension. His wise, confident and ancient stature looks both straight at you and up at the stars at the same time, welcoming your focus to transcend and transmute. His neck is like a yoke, meant to unite the physical with the divine.

This particular coming together of visual elements in this image only exist in this small file that remains of him, and cannot be printed. For he came and left quite quickly and wishes to remain in the ethers. (The file got deleted and I started to re-create him again out of all the original pieces, but then those all disappeared too…) This “Guardian, of the Physical” will not become physical for he serves best as a beacon that is always within the light.

Nature’s Drum

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“The world is vast and its vastness is you. Your wildest eternity is here. Claim it as true.” -tree fungi

When Nature gives itself to Art, the Artist hears the call.

Bringing fragments of photographed nature into the computer, to reflect, grid and perceive.

Made material by embedding ink onto metal and brought back to it’s place of inception, so that it may sing it’s song.

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Metal print hanging in home:

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Original Photo:

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The blending of nature and art:

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