The Empaths

“This new series illustrates my feelings and experiences as an empath. I would like to add an image every week or two, so stay tuned.”





  • Sharon Lund

    November 6, 2017


    Love these! I am an emopth too. 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽👩‍❤️‍👩👨‍❤️‍👨💏👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨💑

  • Andy Qualls

    November 6, 2017


    These are the sort of pictures I wish I could do. Very striking / makes one think. In fact, reminds me of Rodin’s Le Penseur (The Thinker). Looks like a simple pose but try to imitate–you’ll find it is not a very natural position and that it takes work to do / it’s hard to do. And that would seem to be the point of the statute–thinking is hard. These pictures seem so easy in some ways but reflect very hard parts of living.

    Many striking aspects of the balloon picture. Interesting to note that the color of ribbon and that of the balloon essentially match–nice touch. Balloons attached to different parts of ourselves / our identities / our being would allow different parts of us to be elevated above an area of earth wherein the action has cleared all the leaves. Leaves are dead so the area would seem to be cleared of detritus and able to support a person buoyed by means pulling them upward. The balloons are uplifting the person, not for any particular thing the balloons can gain, but simply because it is their nature to do so. And, yet, there is one more shackle holding person to the earth, balancing the uplifting forces of the balloons. The other end of the shackle encloses cut sunflowers, emblems of the sun, of adoration (because they always try to face the sun). Since the sunflowers are cut, they will die and return to the earth. At that point, the last ancho to the earth will be gone. What happens then? Will the balloons be sufficient to carry the person away?

    (I sent the paragraph below on to Kay as a message.
    Stunning picture, with all the layers weighing one down so that you can’t even see where to go, with some layers seemingly laid on ghostly figures; whether of the past or imaginary not easy to know. And yet there is that one spot of light positioned so as to presage your entire presence unfurling and arising. Doing so would make all the layers fall away. Reminds of the UHJ’s message where they say, “all activity begins with this simple strand of love”. The simple light expanding (and light does expand as it goes out) would cause the person’s world to change.

    Really lovely work.

    • lausdower

      November 11, 2017


      Thank you for the thoughtful comments, Andy! What I love about using various elements symbolically is that they can represent different things to different people. Parts of this I planned meticulously and a few parts were more intuitive. I am looking forward to exploring this more with the additional shoots I do. 🙂

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