"What an outstanding imagist, poet and mystic you are! Your fascinating images show the last veils of maya world, You visualize the membrane between physical and spiritual world, You illustrate the interchange between matter and spirit You're an admirable and experienced explorer of 'twilight zone', Your amazing meditation paintings open the gates of paradise!"
- Armin Baumgartner, Author and Photographer, Germany
In creating a Photograph, or should I say co-creaitng with the Master Creator...Divinity Itself..it has never felt to be my "participation" to replicate with perfection what is already without flaw..
but more to allow the ethers to direct the flow and the mystery, to soften edges where they were once sharp, and to simply let go and flutter with the petals..
One with it all..with a wee smattering of my Soul mixed in.
As a child, Toronto born Elizabeth DeVries (EdeV) spent countless hours in nature. She loved to spend hours alone with her wild creature friends. Her deep love of animals, especially horses, and the time she spent alone wandering in forests or near lakes brought solace to her solitary soul.
She recognized that her sensitivity to beauty was inborn, and that she viewed life through a different lens than most. From early childhood, Elizabeth had visionary experiences that brought her into mystical and magical worlds. Her visionary experiences were commonplace in “her world” as she sat amongst burnished leaves and built altars to celebrate God’s Creation with her “imaginary friends..”
Elizabeth writes, "My first love affair with flowers commenced with the rose. Be it a delicate tea rose with the light shining through or the multi-petaled hybrid, they all stir my heart with sweet memories of life with my long deceased mother. Each day of her life started and ended with flowers. She nursed them through the harsh Canadian winters, delicately wrapping them with cloth to avoid the deep ground frost. She taught me to give them loving care, to transplant, prune and fertilize them, to wash their leaves and caress their spirits with a soft encouraging voice. I happily embrace her legacy of love."