Art Scientifique - Show Opening! Thursday, March 3rd! Fresno, Ca by Michael Costa

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle

What happens to us when we die? How will our physical body and soul transform in our last transition in this lifetime? What will become of our energy, our

outer self and our inner self?

Fro-Zen is a series I created in 2007. My vision for these images was to freeze items from nature, then photograph them through the various melting

stages. The series, which seemed to be a simple idea, an experimental concept, has sparked numerous imaginative photographs throughout the years.

Fro-Zen has allowed me to explore the world of macro photography and how to construct quiet, peaceful, and powerful images, while using the

expression of art as my emotional and creative outlet. "Resurrection," is another successful attempt of taking a subject and altering its appearance for artistic expression.

In this image the dragonfly guides us through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation. While science tells us there is no reason to

believe in an afterlife and that nothing can go on for ever. Many of us believe the opposite: that our soul will be transformed and our energy will live on forever. This image attempts to illustrate how we transform from a scientific living being into our own resurrection which is the concept of a living being coming back to life after death through Art. 

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