Mended at last
Installation | 2005
I integrate roots in my work as a metaphor to personal experiences.
I choose to use these roots, always impressed by their delicate and weak appearance- in contrast to their great influence on their surrounding, constantly pushing the earth around them, creating their image on space, leaving a sign.
Unrevealed, deep inside earth, in a constant process of growth and change – of life.
Much before their sprout appears on the ground, roots are impressed deep on earth like our memories are impressed in our soul.
I exposed these roots, stopped life at a static moment, a still frame.
I tear off roots from their place, almost in a violent act, some are torn and wounded.
I dry these roots, stop their growth. I intensify a moment of disruption.
Like in a therapeutic act, I mend and fix every wound.
I dress the roots metal jewelry or is it metal splints?
Brass, plant roots
22 x 6 cm , 40 x 140 cm