Serina Hartwell’s Photography Inspiration – The Elements – Earth

Earth, the great elemental mother that steams through the cosmos.

Earth, the element with the mothering instinct. It houses all the other elements, it symbolises stability and it is our home. Earth is the place that shelters us and preserves our being. It is our provider, the food in our mouths, the ground beneath our feet and yet we abuse it, this great elemental mother that steams through the cosmos.

It is perhaps the most important of all the elements, because it is the host, bringing all the others together, while fulfilling its role as a great hotelier. It is the grass we walk upon, the rocks we climb, the beach between our toes. The Earth channels the air that flows around it with its endless supply of energy deep within. It supports the water that flows over it and supplies the material that feeds fire, enabling it to grow. It takes care of us and bears its wounds just like we do. It doesn’t asks for anything in return, but maybe it should.

This is the element I began Bronte’s story with. I am fascinated by the unpretentious flow of energy within the Earth, the energy that surrounds us and effects our daily lives in subtle ways. Ways we take for granted, like the deep terrain sounds that fall just outside our hearing range, but have the power to affect our senses. Like the weather that travels around the planet in currents that echo those of the subterranean territory below. I asked myself this, “What would a person, who wasn’t bound to a body, do? What would they tap into that we simply can’t, because of our physiology? What if we were more sensitive to the vibrations around us, would we use these as our energy source? These ponderings were what led me to create Bronte’s other worldly character – Bayer.

Take a look at just some of the inspiration I have worked from to help me formulate my ideas for The Hidden Saga. The picture board below is one of my best tools for creating an atmosphere that I can creatively draw upon to write my story. Please tell me what you think of my board and the photographs I took, in the reply section below. Don’t forget that if you like what you see, to shout about it and tell a friend to follow my work. I thank you for taking the time out to visit my page today and for looking at my work. Thank you for your support.

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