This work of art is quite stimulating; there is much more to it than than a simple glance can tell. It's darker, deeper and no one really but the mind of the artist holds all the keys to the enigmas that this image contains. I'm no expert on any form of art, I can only give my honest opinion and offer that to the artist for whatever it is worth. Here are some noteworthy objects worth mentioning in this still shot.
There is the simplicity of a candle burning in a plain, white coffee mug. Both objects were used in the 16th century but only the shape of the coffee mug has really changed over time. Candles pretty much are still made the way they were in that time period. The objects are sitting silently in front of a virtual panoramic view of at least three mirrors; occult and esoteric themes instantly come to mind as well as the inference of portals, magic and divination.
There is the idea of time and space being endless in either direction but the curious question might also be asked about the fourth dimension since there seems to be a hidden mirror in front of the image,hidden from the viewer's immediate gaze. I say this because of the peculiar presence of the obscure saint or venerated object in the background with the words, the renaissance, placed upon the breast. The words are backwards subtly suggesting in my opinion that a fourth mirror has reflected the entire image, like Edgar Allen Poe's dream within a dream. Is this the authors own reflection of his/her themes contained within the image, or is it a clever way to imply a path to the astral plain through artistic expression?
This photograh is defintley thought provoking and it certainly produces questions in the minds of the viewers who take time to examine the genius of the artist. This is a very good thing. Art that makes you ponder, wonder and feel is the kind of art that enthusiasts long for.
Some of the questions that came to my attention during the examination are as followed. Do people love paintings and sculptures today like they did in the Victorian era or would they rather see the expression of creativity in the form of digital art? Do people love plays like they did in Shakespeare's time when they were performed live in the open air? Or would they rather watch a movie or listen to digital music on an ipod or tablet computer? Does virtualism have a less familiar, less human element associated with it? Finally, is traditional art evolving, adjusting or struggling to exist?
The clashing ideologies of our modern age over sex, politics, religion and the dark arts of the occult to name but a few, remind me of the burning times when the Church of Rome and the Pagan mystics and practitioners were literally deadlocked in a war of blood and fire. So much that was happening then is sadly happening again now. That is a bone chilling thought.
Now on to philosophical conclusions. Are we as the human race really getting wiser as we get smarter by the rapid accumulation of knowledge? Are we moving forward only to to retrograde into the old hatred and superstition that once tore the whole world apart and started numerous wars on the European continent not so long ago? I think about these things as I examine the image in front of me; like the yellow candle burning in front of the three mirrors I search for the wisdom of the obscure, a bright path to a higher plain of existence. Will I gain enlightenment or remain in darkness? This is my honest expression of this artist's work. Please pardon the lack of technical details that are apart of the normal repertoire of a trained and skillful eye. Well done.