January 30, 2007
2007 New York - new works
The year 2007 started with great moods and new challenging projects.
I am spending January and February as an artist-in residence in Brooklyn.
New York is ideal for making back ground research for my new
multi-platform artwork about major religions of the world.
They are all here!
The very first large photographs from the series titled ”Choosing My
Religion” will be on display at the Stockholm Art Fair in February. The
first exhibition about this theme will take place in October in
Helsinki. I guess it will take me several years to complete the entire
idea, but why not. My themes tend to be larger than life, but
nevertheless I work them out.
During my ”hermitage” in Brooklyn I am writing a book about my work and
ideas. It will be published also in October during the Helsinki Book
Fair, exactly on my 50th birthday. Quite a present!
In the first days in Brooklyn I went to the Botanical Garden, and shot
cherry blossoms (in January!) for my Shinto series. This is the third
time I photograph the very same tree. After hours of working outside I
went to warm up next doors – to the Annie Leibovitz exhibition titled
"Photographer´s Life" at the massive Brooklyn Museum of Art. It surely
warmed me up and gave food for thought for many days… such as
reflecting on how thin a line there is between life and death. As long
I´m on this side of the invisible line, I should appreciate every
moment. After all, I have.
Posted by marita at 05:43 AM