I found a small pond from the woods. The surface of the forest pond reminded me of the cracked surface of an old, worn-out mirror. Topmost was a rough, bluish sheet of oil, difficult to see through. But once I got my eyes focused on the reflection under this surface, another world was revealed. The blue plate of oil on the surface of the water made the reflection on it appear like a painting. I took a picture of the reflection, printed it and studied the result carefully. Finally, I turned the image upside down. I was no longer able to tell the direction from which I was looking at the scenery. The image became even more dream-like and I lost the perspective. The mute presence of the odd sheet of oil on the pond surface made me feel as if I were peering into the world from inside of it.
On the same week, I met in the street an elderly woman who had lost her way. She asked me to help her find her home. All she could remember was one address. But she was not sure whether she in fact was still living there. At least she once had.
These two incidents became entangled in my mind. So fragile is the human mind and our perception of the world. So fine is the line between familiar and unfamiliar. In a fraction of a moment our entire world can turn upside down and the familiar become unfamiliar.
This was a starting point for a series of landscapes called Reflection that explores the borders of consciousness and unconsciousness, familiar and unfamiliar.
All the works of this series are available for purchase as Diasec mounted prints or pigment prints mounted on aluminium. There is two editions available: A is sized 88 x 120 cm and B 45 x 70 cm. Prices on request from the artist. Please don’t hestate to contact for more details.