Indra's Net Series

"Indra’s Net is a Hindu/Buddhist myth that inspired this new series of photographs.  “In the Heaven of Indra, there is said to be a network of pearls, so arranged that if you look at one, you see all the others reflected in it.  In the same way each object in the world is not merely itself but involves every other object and, in fact, is everything else,” as quoted by Sir Charles Elliot.
I am also inspired by “On Photography,” a published lecture on photo collage and the way we see by David Hockney, presented at the Victoria & Albert Museum, November 1983.  In my abstract photographs I express our inter-connectedness through the refracted lens of my camera."

                                                                                                                                           - Barbara Goodbody

INDRA'S NET 1, 2012, Inkjet Print, 24 x 35 1/4 inches


INDRA'S NET 22012, Inkjet Print, 24 x 35 1/4 inches


INDRA'S NET 32012, Inkjet Print, 24 x 35 1/4 inches

INDRA'S NET 42012, Inkjet Print, 24 x 35 1/4 inches

"Barbara Goodbody’s Indra’s Net series of abstracted and geometric meditations were taken from her porch at night, and prompt questions about the heavens and the interconnectedness of the universe.  The geometry, light, color and size of her large-scale inkjet prints allow the viewer to feel the work and not simply see it.  The theme is based on a Buddhist philosophy of emptiness, dependent origination and interpenetration.  Viewers are reminded of the idea that all phenomena are intimately connected."
                                                                                                                    - Denise Froehlich
Director of Maine Museum of Photographic Arts

INDRA'S NET 52012, Inkjet Print, 24 x 35 1/4 inches

INDRA'S NET 62012, Inkjet Print, 24 x 35 1/4 inches


INDRA'S NET 72012, Inkjet Print, 24 x 35 1/4 inches

INDRA'S NET 82012, Inkjet Print, 24 x 35 1/4 inches

INDRA'S NET 92012, Inkjet Print, 24 x 35 1/4 inches