Artist and photographer Rik Garrett’s Earth Magic explores historical and personal relationships between witchcraft, femininity and nature through a series of images created using the traditional wet plate collodion process. Of it, Rik says:
With Earth Magic I’ve envisioned a matristic, nature-based world; a female-centric, ritualistic community completely apart from the rest of society. This is a history of “witchcraft” devoid of “witch hunts”, a race of women who draw their energy and inspiration from the Earth itself. What if there were a truth to the myths of Amazons and the books like Aradia, Gospel of the Witches? What if the fierce Maenads of Greek mythology still existed today, hidden from view? What if these truths were presented faithfully?”
What if they decided to call themselves Psuedo-Intellectual Astro-Bitches, have a heap of D-Listed and Daily Mail hits in their browser history and an encyclopediac knowledge of skin care ingredients to evade detection or nude arty photo shoots in Swamp Thing woods?