Alae (Insects) | Mysterious and able to move between earth, water and air, flying insects have inspired fables, myths and symbolic interpretation since ancient times. They conjure up universal themes of change and self-realization, spiritual transformation and enlightenment, lifecycles and immortality.
This body of work is partly an intuitive reaction to beautiful and beautifully grotesque natural forms and partly an intentional reference to symbols. The photogram technique and the antiquarian substrate (wet plate collodion) serve to deepen the aura of metaphor and otherworldliness that envelops these liminal creatures. nadezdanikolova.com