PROJECT: MAX

The Photographic Exploration of Metals, Minerals, Fiber, LIght & Magic

PROJECT: MAX consists of Fine Art Photographic works, hand embellished photographic originals and inspired acrylic and pastel originals on paper and canvas. Jonna Gill mentions that the project and the project's name came about quite mysteriously.  "I was invited to attend a conference were MAX an ancient, magical, cosmically made crystal skull was appearing as a guest, brought by his caretaker, JoAnn Parks. Rumor had it that if you spent time with MAX or privately visited with him, it could change your life. After meeting MAX, I returned home and prepared to photograph a   necklace made of sterling and gemstones for a client. I had inadvertently left the camera on the wrong camera settings from a prior photo shoot. When I saw the picture that was created in error, I was immediately stunned. The photo looked surreal, possessing a 5th dimensional other world quality.

 

I jumped into a flurry of experimentation to further the project. Being an artist, metal smith, student of photography and couture design, I had an array of ingredients necessary in my studio to extend the experimentation.

 

I begin each new work by building a set inclusive of METALS, (brass, copper, silver, bronze and sometimes Gold), MINERALS (quartz crystals and gemstones), FIBER (fabrics of cotton, silk and velvet), that I  photographed using special lighting recipes. With this I produce an un-manipulated, original film capture that is then produced as either a fine art pigment print photograph or a hand embellished original on canvas. The film captures also serve as the inspiration for original abstract acrylic works on canvas." 

The Arcturus Star Project includes one of a kind and limited edition works. Acrylic encapsulated C-Prints and works on metal are available as well upon request. All works come with a Certificate of Authenticity.  For more information on availability and pricing of the series, please contact Jonna.

Summer Fields

Summer Fields

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Riding Horses

Riding Horses

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Sun Soldier

Sun Soldier

Rain I

Rain I

The Preponderance of the Great

The Preponderance of the Great

The Soul Ascending

The Soul Ascending

Manna From Heaven

Manna From Heaven

Exclaibur

Exclaibur

The Bunny Faced Lady Pours the Elixir

The Bunny Faced Lady Pours the Elixir

Skulis Enters the Vortex

Skulis Enters the Vortex

Inside the Cave II

Inside the Cave II

Witches Brew

Witches Brew

Exodus I

Exodus I

My Lover's Wing

My Lover's Wing

Meteor

Meteor

Reflection

Reflection

The River at Nightfall

The River at Nightfall

Lost Heart

Lost Heart

Lost Heart Found

Lost Heart Found

3 What lies inside

3 What lies inside

6 - 3 Sun Shower edition

6 - 3 Sun Shower edition

Secret Passageways

Secret Passageways

Crystal Study - The Power of Light

Crystal Study - The Power of Light

Into the Gorge

Into the Gorge

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Skull Hurtling Through Space

Skull Hurtling Through Space

Moon Walker

Moon Walker

The Heart of the Sun II

The Heart of the Sun II

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Goddess:  Moving Towards the Sun

Goddess: Moving Towards the Sun

Wounded

Wounded

Grace Tumbles Down

Grace Tumbles Down

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Pedaling

Pedaling

Of the Heart I

Of the Heart I

My Section of the Cosmos

My Section of the Cosmos

Mask I

Mask I

Andalusia

Andalusia

Monsters in the Closet I

Monsters in the Closet I

Celebrate I

Celebrate I

Exodus I