This limited edition photograph features two renditions of a single figure. A product of movement under colored lights, a ghostly second image of Tess appears beside her form. A plethora of minute details imply movement and the passage of time surrounding the paradoxically static figure. The cool teal fog surrounds her legs and complements the bright yellow and soft rose tones of her ethereal twin. The color-infused light plays on the musculature and curves of the body, highlighting its tangibility in contrast to the colorful cloud of energy beside her.
Tess is firm and resolute as she gazes towards her misty reflection. The two figures seemingly stare at each other, lost in deep thought, absorbed in the color-infused world surrounding them. Tess’ alter ego contrasts with the calm, resolute human form lit by cool teal and green tones, her counterpart is comprised of a wide spectrum of colors, suggestive of a dynamic and complex range of emotions. The image appears not merely as Tess’ reflection, but as an externalized expression of her human feelings.
This limited edition photograph is inspired, in part, by surrealism. Tess’ ghost and the vast range of colors enveloping the pair are indicative of the irrational elements of the mind, exploring the boundaries of how one would perceive the nude human form. The ethereal nature of the color and Tess’ ghostly apparition recall the soft, dreamlike quality of Marc Chagall’s depictions of the female form.