Sehnsucht / Fractures

The series Sehnsucht and Fractures are results of an ongoing investigation of using shapes and textures extracted from mundane objects and materials to construct dystopian landscapes of a forlorn world. While the materials used are stripped from their original context, they give the works a tactile quality and uncanny ‘realness’, blurring the lines between the familiar and fiction.

Sehnsucht (n) “The inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what”; a yearning for a far, familiar, non-earthly land to call home. Desolate landscapes and distant horizons. Only a few souls are left; seeking answers that cannot be found. Sehnsucht is an eerily quiet meditation on abandonment and hope.

Fractures is a vision of a world abandoned by man. A land ripped apart like fractured bones, an aftermath of what might have come to pass, and now only silence

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