Piece description from the artist
This photo montage synthesizes the magic of Mexico for me. The central Madonna captivated me in an old monastery in the colonial city of Valladolid. She was a late 19th century doll enshrined like a Michaelangelo statue in the church. I surrounded her with images from Chichen Itza, and some wonderful Ken dolls playing rock 'n roll from a carnival in Bacalar. The skulls from Chichen's ancient religion, combined with images of the Madonna and our contemporary music idols created a complete picture of all that one can call sacred in my own version of a mandala.
Ron Morecraft spent over 30 years as a special effects photographer in New York City and New Jersey, creating fantasy images for clients ranging from Columbia Records and MTV to Revlon and The New York Times.
With his background in fine art, his painterly approach blossomed with the advent of Photoshop and other digital tools. Ron doesn't just take pictures, he "makes" pictures, executing his visions by supplementing his photographic work with his digital design skills. His subject matter ranges from travel to still life. Each image is unique – either as a painting, a collage or straight photograph.
Ron currently lives in Asheville, NC.