Dark Matter... What an intriguing prospect. How is it possible to believe or understand something that has such a profound impact upon our universe, our world, and our lives, yet no one has ever witnessed it? Sound familiar? I have always felt that the boundaries between science and religion are more closely related than either extreme would ever care to admit. To believe in God you must have faith. To believe in Dark Matter you must have faith. If indeed Dark Matter is proven to exist could it be possible that it is because of God? Visa versa? In creating this project I wanted to portray this idea of religion as a whole, not any particular faith. While I choose to represent Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity, I feel that this conversation is pertinent to all religions. Chill out, there is another force out there in which you have to have a certain amount of "Faith" simply to believe in it. At least for now… Jerry Rawlings is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, and received his MFA from Vermont College. He has been a commercial/advertising photographer for 25+ years, primarily in Denver CO. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Black Hills State University in Spearfish South Dakota.
Photo Credit: Jerry Rawlings, Sanford Underground Research Facility
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