somatic: (adj.) "pertaining to the body", 1775, from French somatique and directly from Greek somatikos "of the body," from soma (genitive somatos) "the body". Somatic Canvas aspires to blur the line between digital and analog, human and portrait, muse and inspiration. This is an evolving process which has gone through several iterations, with each attempt coming closer to matching the outcome to the vision.

The Somatic Canvas art series is ultimately intended to be published into a book. That prospect seems very remote and relegated to the distant future at the moment.

For now, the process needs to further mature, and more models and a lot more work needs to be done before the series is ready for publication.

I am perplexed as to why I am sharing the undeveloped product, other than I am intrigued by the process and am looking for collaborators in models, painters, and photographers.

Please browse around and navigate to the various webpages. They are diverse creative and intellectual projects. Somatic Canvas is just one of A.E. Samaan's photography projects. Please visit these other art projects: