The images in ‘Awakening of Consciousness’ explore the qualities of folk and fairy tales that appear to merge and become inseparable from one another. The content matter of each image can be decipherable and indecipherable, ugly and beautiful. The combination of these qualities along with awkward camera angles seemingly suggests a story that connects and weaves through each image to create a maze-like narrative. According to scientific research, water has the profound ability to hold and store memory; this concept was celebrated throughout the making of the body of work. Drawing from this theory, pools of water that the images present become more than pools of water. They become time capsules filled with stories and happenings from the past that beckon to the imagination for translation. The intention for this body of work is to capture and pass on the spirit of the tales that resound from the land and water in the location where the images were created. From times past and forgotten, where the strands of realities meet and exchange. Where the real meets the surreal. Where the ugly meets the beautiful.