BODHI DEL MAR IS A PHOTOGRAPHER & VISUAL ARTIST BASED ON THE GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA BUT CAN OFTEN BE FOUND ADVENTURING & IMAGE-MAKING WORLDWIDE.
“As I explore the outer, so I explore the inner. I'm deeply compelled to examine our connection to the natural world and how this parallels the connection we have with our highest self."
After studying commercial photography and working in the industry for 10 years, Bodhi deep dived into a creative cocoon. With photography as her springboard she experimented with a wide range of media to develop her own unique arts practice. With this new found liberation, she refined her conceptual and composite techniques to create surreal and bewitching imagery from her travels, often speaking to both her outer and inner world experiences.
“I'm drawn to psychology, symbolism and the journey of the human soul, often using recurring metaphors to tap in and shine a light into the deep subconscious. Each dream-like scene is intended to thoroughly delight and amplify a childlike curiosity and spirit - to hopefully inspire a more mindful heart and heartened mind.”
The elements for each dream-like scene; starry night skies, haunting figures and wild animals amongst ethereal landscapes, are all photographed in the real world then fastidiously stitched together digitally, some images taking over 100 hours to complete.
Bodhi is currently working on a number of ongoing series from her travels to Antarctica, Africa and India and all artworks are available as signed and numbered Limited Edition giclée prints.