AETHER, named after the element of unity that combines all five elements - Fire, Earth, Air, Water, and Aether itself, further explores these concepts in the female figure. The Pythagoreans (Greek Philosophers) honored Aether by embracing the Five-Pointed Star as their most sacred symbol. These photomontages are the exploration of the sense of self and awareness of the body (Earth) and spirit (Heaven) and their unity, as well as what exists beyond human awareness. The Element of Aether (Spirit) is the celestial energy that fills all spaces, being the conduit between our soul and our bodies. This is a search in unifying light and darkness and to understand their opposing natures as one being as well as their vital spiritual energy.