In mid 2009 I began a project of ambition, identifying with AFROFUTURISM in parallel to understanding Ancient mythological symbols that prevail in modern society.
PEACOCK FEATHERS were my initial obsession and as the project gathered momentum I realised I was going to have to photograph the birds themselves otherwise I was not going to be fulfilling the potential of the work.
It took me two years to prepare for photographing the birds due to the seasonal renewal of their feathers,
and organising for a massive black backdrop to be couriered to their location 3 months in advance. I was
informed the peacocks would need time to be accustomed to the backdrop well in advance of the shoot.
White Peacock’s originate from India and are revered -
The soul self reveals itself, having been on the spiritual path full of trials and tests which presents
the biggest test of all, the test of faith. One cannot know the depth of their own faith until that faith
has been tested". The White Peacock symbolizes the Divine self realized, purified and cleansed the
illuminated soul self is seen, as if witnessing itself being born again the Divine self is resurrected
from the fire of fear and the shadows of doubt. White Peacock is aligned to the higher
consciousness, and the greatest most benevolent outcomes.