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NW Elk 1: Cascades NW Trek Elk herd - Antlers and branches
Whitetail Buck
Antlers on a clear day
Spotted Deer Lying in the grass
Grubbing Moose
Reindeer Roundup
Crown of Velvet Antlers on a White-tailed Deer Buck
The ice storm clearing.
A Dead Head A Good But Bad Find
Bull Elk butts heads with youth elk
Stag and doe silhouette at sunrise
Slings + Arrows
I see you!
Tule Elk Lock Antlers in Point Reyes
Red Deer with Large Antlers
Deer in Hiding
Jackson Antlers
Bull Moose while visiting Grand Teton National Park
Stag Beetle
Rough House
Battle of the Bachelors
Reindeer at Sunrise
Young Buck
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Slings + Arrows

SALT + SEAis a homologous study between the feminine form and the complex ecology of the ocean and it's surrounding environment. Our planetary bodies of water are known to be affected by the lunar cycles. The changing moon is particularly associated with women because its regular twenty-eight day cycle so closely matches the cycle of menstruation, intertwining blood and water. In addition, SALT is another vital elementand has also beenreferred to as female in numerous cultures and mythologies and has strong healing properties. In SALT + SEA the artist is placing the women back in their natural habitats, where their innate essence is roused, narrowing the gap between societies hackneyed constructs and the unfailing honesty of the nude form where her spirit can run free. The juxtaposition of black and white is representative of the sun which is Light or Life and the moon, DEATH, a mirror that reflects the light. Both are essential in creating balance between the two parallel worlds.

TAGS: Antlers, California, Nude, Woman

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Culver City, California, United States of America
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Date Taken: 06.2015
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PHOTO LOCATION Malibu, California, United States of America