"Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself"
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Neo-Pictorialist and Poet
Canadian artist Francis A. Willey is an Environmental Film Photographer, Piano Composer, and Poet.
Ghost is his journey into the psyche and soul and shroud of humankind. Based on years of his personal experiences with visitations with ghosts and angels, spectral beings. He is deeply fascinated by historical textiles and fabrics and uses these materials to wrap and adorn the body.
"I fold in a chiaroscuro fashion- textiles that enter my life, this questing, beguiling my senses". "These fabrics will live upon the skin to enhance the shadow and be the illumination of the soul". "The lighting I will use, comes from within my being, from all the joy and the adversity my eyes have experienced". "This will be reflective of the bursts that startled the dark!". -Francis A Willey