Pillars of Creation

Javiera Estrada with George RedHawk

Pillars of Creation is part of a new series of photographs of the interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula some 7,000 light years from Earth. It is a place where stars are born and simultaneously erode, eventually forming earthly elements — including our own bodies — following the bursts of these beautiful crystals of light.  

Influenced by astrology, meta and quantum physics, this series explores consciousness and the ever expanding universe within.  Magical worlds are created through explosions of ink in water and, through the negative space, vibrant textures emerge organically.  Similar to life, each image is a mystery unfolding, only to be revealed in the present moment.