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Wallflower
  2019 - 2020


Something initially started as an ambition to document places and things that endure the consequences of human activity. The Anthropocene. Soon the project grew into an examination of my archive, which had already borne witness to a particular (im)balanced reciprocity between man and nature. The aftereffects of human activity are transforming the land all around us. Our surroundings are becoming more and more constructed, and as the artificial intertwines with the natural, new landscapes begin to form.

The struggle of looking for an approach for this observation found its way into a scrapbook. It became a place where things became visually graspable. By zooming in on different parts of the landscape, I explore the human relationship with our surroundings, as well as the boundaries where nature transcends human intervention and the limits of confinement to which it succumbs. While the land and our surroundings have visibly and invisibly been changed over the years, for better or worse, a particular intimacy between man and nature is ever-present. It is this sensitive bond that is visually explored.

Wallflower is an impression of space, shaped and reshaped, in an attempt to define and express thoughts of appreciation and concern for our natural surroundings and the relationship we have with them.