Auryn is a photographic series which depicts the many stages and processes we transmute within our inner transformational and self-development journey. A fantasy immersed documentation of common stages experienced on in full round of inner learning, where we face directly into our shadow, where we grow from the interaction, rest, recover and then do it all over again from our renewed frame of reference. This is the never ending cycle of death and rebirth as we move throughout our life's path learning.
This work has been inspired by the many experiences in Aishling's life, the previous lives of a 50 year old Mexican dress, and a 2500 year old Greek olive tree and forests living and deceased in both Ireland and Greece. It has been informed by explorations into Jung's unrelenting and fearless journey deep into his unconscious, the writings and spiritual teachings of Elizabeth Hiach, the tarot and countless paintings throughout the ages.
This work is currently being developed for presentation. What you experience here is merely the visual layer of the work which will later be experienced within a much richer context.
As part of the therapeutic process of change, which we are all, called to undergo, one of the main steps is to die to yourself... It means unlocking the chains that bind us within the self, it means letting go. - Artist Sean O Dwyer