This series of images is an exploration of emotional states through meditation, using a camera as a way into the corridors of my mind.
Analyzing my thoughts in a domestic space I create sculptural compositions and metaphors.
In the past years I went through heavy periods of depression. Paralyzing dark clouds surrounded me. Everyday existence was unbearable... There was no progress, no hope...
Photographing around my house acted as a kind of therapy, the moment when I look through the lens and go into some kind of trans, like a journey through a portal into another world.,
My way of seeing becomes the device for removing myself from reality and placing me in some kind of Alice in Wonderland dimension- my escape into the world of my personal objects, shapes and colours.
Art is a powerful tool for creating a dialog about mental health taboos. Millions of people are quietly suffering without their closest friends and family being aware of the dangers. We all need to open up more, discuss and explain the illnesses, such as depression, self-doubt and anxiety. We need therapy, acceptance and support of others to prevent suicides and desperation.’
Hot and Cold
‘Hot and Cold’ is about personal perception of love and lust (or is it lust and love?), or maybe lust for love, or the love of lust? Every individual values the passage of time and its occurrences differently; we confuse them so often, it creates perplexity in our environment.
My interest lies in the elusiveness of human encounters. These beautiful, fragile moments initiate havoc during the time they are felt. The fragments of our reality, dreams and fantasies are pushed away and forgotten, or glorified, depending on our particular choices. My snapshots become instant proof and reminders of something that happened and was felt at the very moment.
Is the transience of lust and love the only thing they have in common?
Is love only our fantasy?
Hot and Cold is my work in progress.