Written in the Past
"We cannot arbitrarily invent projects for ourselves: they have to be written in the past as requirements."
— Simone de Beauvoir
The objects depicted in this series of photographs all have a physical or emotional relation to events in my recent or more distant past. Each object constitutes memory; each image tells a story linked to my childhood and/or my mother’s recent death.
To me the images are clear; they describe events in much the same way as a diary would. To the viewer only the essence of these memories is accessible: the pictures talk about fundamental aspects of the human existence such as balance, loss, and memory per se.
In these still lifes nothing is still, everything is moving, floating and filled with meaning – as is life.