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Maple seed

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We have a big maple tree in our garden. Every summer, a host of whirlybirds descends graciously all over the garden causing unnumbered small seedlings to grow in the most intricate places and train the patience of the weeder. But the elegant design should not be missed, and the stubborn growth is a message about how life flows even where "matter is out of place". And sometimes, the little green seedlings get to grow into a big tree, surviving all hardships. That's when the impurity turns awesome.

The image is part of a series studying traces of life. They might be seen as visual statements touching on the semiotic connotation of impurity, and as a visual poetic oscillation between something that appears alien, and yet is intertwined with the experience of being human on this planet.

The use of ice as a medium for what is really a kind of still life meditation has a lot of meaning, relating both to space and time. As a starter: the object has its own space on the threshold of our immediate reach, and this "frozen time" (unlike the photograph, maybe?) and space are slowly returned to us. But then something has happened - the photographic recording, among other things. 

Printed 54 x 36 cm (approx 21,2 x 14.7 in) with pigment on fine art photographic paper. Edition of 10, signed on the front and on the enclosed certificate of authenticity.