MATER Mixed Media / Pigment Prints, 2017
The Latin word "mater" means both: origin and motherland. In it’s Late-Middle English version, mater becomes "matere", which at the same time means subject, cause and content. A stone holds limitless layers of unattainable knowledge beyond it’s material quality. There is a whole symbolic content in every physical object extracted from nature. MATER refers to the origin of everything, which is also and simultaneously, substance (matter), sense (idea) and cause (reason of being).
In this photographic series, I combine found images and nature elements to draw physical connections between memory, history, and identity. For this project I spent one month in a hilly region of the State of Colorado. I appropriate a series of old landscape pictures and intervened them with rocks I found in this speciﬁc territory, creating new hybrid compositions where multiple times and topographies begin to coexist.