'Liminality' was photographed on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, using a converted full spectrum camera and an infrared filter. The series reinstates Scotland’s mythological fairies as a statuesque powerful goddesses, rather than the diminutive fairies that were later written into stories such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the 1500s. The series considers the myth of Cailleach who created the mountains with fire and carved them with ice, and depicts this with blood like feminine forms.
Ballis' photographs call on us to consider the spaces where time bends, and warps. Where borders pucker. Where the line between the near and far wears thin, like a thinning cloud.