BODHI DEL MAR IS A PHOTOGRAPHER & VISUAL ARTIST BASED ON THE GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA OFFERING BOTH ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA ARTWORKS & LIMITED EDITION PRINTS.
HER EXPERIMENTAL ART PRACTICE INCLUDES WORKING WITH BOTH SURREAL & TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY, HUMAN & CANVAS PAINTING, COLD GLASS, STENCILLING, MURALS,
SIGN VINYL & BOOK DESIGN.
“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 mediums 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 in her Limited Edition series; starry night skies, haunting figures and wild animals amongst ethereal landscapes, are all photographed in the real world then fastidiously stitched together digitally, some works taking over 100 hours to complete.
Her original artworks are often a visceral fusion of photography and overpainted mixed mediums including, acrylic, resin and copper or gold leaf.
Bodhi is currently working on a number of ongoing Limited Edition series and original artworks from her travels in Antarctica, Africa, India & Australia.