Pranic Energy by Nazli Shahvagh

Our blood, this seed of life, is abundant with cosmic energy that moves from the inside to the outside like a tree, flowing like a river, with a texture like that of the sky and the cosmos. Life revolves and spreads in the cosmos with one single pattern. Constantly circulating, our inner energy brings us into line with nature. What goes on the inside and the outside is closely tied together and interrelated. These images are a version of nature and we are witnessing a hidden cosmos within us; an intelligent world recognizably structured and familiar in every way. In the process of creating this series, the concepts of nature and its reflection were of most importance which leads to contemplation on the dual energy of life and death, pointing out all phenomena are constantly changing and joining together. To create these works, I put drops of my blood on a blood film and then under a microscope and recorded what was there without editing.