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Elemental Movements

Somewhere in between my bones and soul I feel elemental and always have, it is a quiet ferocity like weeds pushing through concrete - or a murmuration of birds above traffic lights in a city. The natural world is my deepest source of inspiration and fascination. Elemental Movements is a visual representation of some feminine souls I have met along the way who have helped me evolve a little bit more and reminded this body how we all connect.

I have an unbridled obsession for stones, shells, bits of wood and natural elements so wondrous by design I feel compelled to not only photograph the found object, but also bring it home to display and honor in my quiet way. There is something so magical about a piece of sea kelp that has dried in a unique shape to find its way to me on the sand. The wabi-sabi lines or holes in smooth stones remind me of our individuality as humans and how truly transitory this journey is.

As a lens based photographer I follow light on form to capture what I see, then extract portions of my images and re-assemble in a collage by hand. The female form and ocean have long been a source of inspiration and I lovingly utilize the cyanotype process, evolving over the years to create my own style often painting shapes with the brush and chemistry.

My aim as an artist is to show transience, vulnerability and strength through movement and gestures while examining sacred mysteries in nature whether it’s works on paper, short films, black and white photographs or experiments in textiles.

Calethia DeConto
January 2021

"An Island Unto Herself," 2022"Becoming""Beneath The Surface Of What We've Lost," 2022"Jago Ma Kulakunali", 2017"Cosmological Portals", 2022"Different Levels Of Existence""Divine Contact""Echoes Of Others""Her Path To Nirvana""Inner Realms""Kundalini Rising""Manifesting""Natural Journey""Power Spot With Abulon""Spiral Into Her""Tadasana""Travel With Her""Untethered"