Portfolio > "Sacred Ground" Solo Exhibition. Nakamura Camera Shop: Iwakuni, Japan. July 01, 2023 - August 31, 2023 (JST).

"Sacred Ground" Solo Exhibition in Iwakuni, Japan by Stefanie Lynn Casaceli- Hendra.

Exhibition Dates July 01, 2023, to August 31, 2023 (JST).
Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00-16:45).
Closed on Japanese Holidays.

Directions: Address: 2 Chome-21-33 Ozumachi, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi 740-0032

Please wear a mask and sanitize your hands in the shop.

Artist Statement:

These photographs were chosen personally from my Solo Exhibition "Sacred Ground". My artistic exploration of "Sacred Ground" is a deeply personal and meaningful journey, as reflected in the chosen photographs from my solo exhibition. The theme of sacred spaces, which includes my beliefs, spirituality, and experiences in motherhood, resonates throughout my work. The significance of respecting boundaries is a powerful element that adds layers of meaning to the exhibition.

As viewers engage with my photographs, they are invited into a contemplative space where the concept of sacredness is multifaceted. My artistic expression delves into the emotional and spiritual dimensions of your own life, creating a connection with the audience on a profound level.

The theme of self-advocacy within the context of sacred spaces adds a compelling narrative to my exhibition. It prompts viewers to reflect on their own life journeys, encouraging them to explore the boundaries they set for themselves and the importance of asserting their needs.

The visual language of my photographs serves as a powerful medium to convey these complex and introspective themes. Each image becomes a window into my world, offering glimpses of my beliefs, moments of spirituality, and the transformative nature of motherhood. The careful selection of these images suggests a narrative thread that guides the audience through the exploration of sacred spaces.

My artistic voice, shaped by 27 years of experience and influenced by my personal challenges, resonates strongly in "Sacred Ground." The exhibition stands not only as a visual representation of my journey but also as an invitation for viewers to embark on their own introspective quests, contemplating the significance of sacred spaces and the importance of self-advocacy in the intricate tapestry of life.

The fusion of my artistic skills, personal experiences, and the universal themes explored in "Sacred Ground" contributes to a compelling narrative that goes beyond the visual realm. It speaks to the soul and leaves a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to engage with my art.

I was taught old-school photography in the darkroom. What I have learned is digital photography is one more tool for expressing oneself in the arts. Art can be very therapeutic and it enlightens that you are not alone and you can overcome anything in this human condition. We are navigating through this life and sometimes you don’t know where you are on your journey and where you want to go. Try to accept, invite and embrace change.

My photography work is held in private collections in Japan, France, Germany, Australia, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, the United States, and the United Kingdom.