Teri Sandison’s newest photography work examines the cycles of regeneration and rebirth, in temples and tombs, and sacred landscapes in nature. The Monarch Migration (Michoacán, Mexico) series explores the transient cycles of life, with the butterfly being a potent symbol of vibrant life bursting forth from a dormant state.
Teri’s photographic journeys have taken her again to Asia, with the Dambulla Buddhist Caves in Sri Lanka providing a trove of images. Also, included in the exhibition are images from Persia, China, Thailand, Bali, Indonesia, Africa, Mexico, and the Gyeongju area in South Korea, where deep roots and ancient architectural design show the inherent connection of humans to both nature and spirituality. Many of the structures photographed were designed to hold and enhance the rituals of living and dying, and connect the human society to its history and lineage.
All of the photographic images are printed with archival pigment inks on Hahnemuhle German etching paper.