Volcanic Rock.  From the series "MATER".

Volcanic Rock. From the series "MATER".

Amethyst.  From the series "MATER".

Amethyst. From the series "MATER".

Blue Rock from the River.  From the series "MATER".

Blue Rock from the River. From the series "MATER".

Jasper Stones . From the series "MATER".

Jasper Stones. From the series "MATER".

Citrine & Quartz.  From the series "MATER".

Citrine & Quartz. From the series "MATER".

Citrine, Aragonite & Dolomite.  From the series "MATER".

Citrine, Aragonite & Dolomite. From the series "MATER".

Purple Rock from the River .From the series "MATER".

Purple Rock from the River.From the series "MATER".

Cuprite.  From the series "MATER".

Cuprite. From the series "MATER".

Pink pale rock from the River.  From the series "MATER".

Pink pale rock from the River. From the series "MATER".

S tone from the Hotchkiss Cementery.  From the series "MATER".

Stone from the Hotchkiss Cementery. From the series "MATER".

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.

Adomite . From the series "MATER".

Adomite. From the series "MATER".

Pumice Stone . From the series "MATER".

Pumice Stone. From the series "MATER".

 
Bronzite.  From the series "MATER".

Bronzite. From the series "MATER".

Amesite. From the series "MATER". Mixed Media. 2017

Amesite. From the series "MATER". Mixed Media. 2017

Stones from the Hotchkiss Cementery . From the series "MATER".

Stones from the Hotchkiss Cementery. From the series "MATER".

John Hutchison's Rock.  From the series "MATER".

John Hutchison's Rock. From the series "MATER".

Brown Jasper.  From the series "MATER".

Brown Jasper. From the series "MATER".

Dolomite . From the series "MATER".

Dolomite. From the series "MATER".