Calvin’s area of interest is based around shamanism and tribal art. Shamans enter an altered state of consciousness through trance, in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world. This fascinating concept influences his work. Specifically the three stages in which the shaman enters through this trance state as a means of transforming into an animal.
The tribal communities that appear to have this amazing connection with the world around them, are dieing out. Calvin believes it’s important to understand their way of life and his work is a contemporary approach to our understanding of their world.