Strange Lands

***Currently exhibiting Strange Lands at Renzo Gallery and Café in Galway, Ireland***

This photo essay is an exploration in national and cultural identity; how it is to live in between two countries - the country of birth and country of choice. It investigates the longing and the guilt, as well as the otherness, and the wish to connect spiritually and physically. I am using my body as an object of investigation in the relationship between the human figure and the Irish land; I am a part of the land yet a part of me will always be gazing away, to the home left behind. The landscapes are like a loving mother holding and nourishes her child while simultaneously punishes and neglects it. The physicality of the performance act helped me to find a connection and reach deeper into the symbolic journey I am on. I resonate with Cuban artist Ana Mendietas qoute:

My exploration through my art of the relationship between myself and nature has been a clear result of my homeland during my adolescence. The making of my silueta in nature make the transition between my homeland and my new home. It is a way of reclaiming my roots and becoming one with nature/the maternal source."

 

Other Lands; A Swedish Melancholia'

'Heart'

'Strangers Field'

'Pulse'

'Birth'

'Embrace/Obscured'

'In-between'

'Sea of Love; Don't Let Me Drown'

'I'll Swim With My heart in My Hand'

'The Womb'

'Earth Solace/Rising'

'Into the Darkness I listen'

'I Hear It Whisper #1'

'The Gaze Beyond'

'The Mother'

'Coalescence'

 

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