Part of The Inner Space Series. Resplendent Awe is a Digital Collage which basks in the nature of existence. Awe is a powerful and mixed emotion which encompasses elements of amazement, respect, wonder, reverence, deep connectedness, surprise, fear and dread. It typically emerges when we come into contact with something so vast, sublime, beautiful, powerful or destructive that it defies our comprehension; This in turn causes us to fundamentally alter our internal frames of reference, our perceptions of reality, and of ourselves to accomodate what we have experienced.
Sites of great natural beauty, profound total absorption in great music, works of art, witnessing powerful natural disasters/events, demonstrations of weapons of terrible magnitude, staring at the night sky and being hit by the vastness of it all, or suddenly becoming aware that everyone around you has a life as deep as rich and complex as your own (Sonder). These experiences all provide us with brief glimpses of the ineffable depth and complexity of existence evoking powerful feelings of Awe.