The term eidolon has Greek origins that refer to a spirit or phantom. Watching the droplets of water fall helplessly over Hanakapiai Falls through the air became hypnotizing. Bursts of white water disintegrated against the stark black rock similar to space objects traveling through the atmosphere. The forms that resulted reminded me of the mass of white light often associated with apparitions.
Eidolon has another definition as well; the term refers to an ideal or idealized figure. It is human nature for us to idealize the deceased. We create a perfect image of our loved one in our mind that replaces our memory of them. Both definitions led to the naming of the first series in the “Earth Forms” collection.