dust to dust

This work of art was inspired by thoughts about the ultimate RESET of human life and its meaning for humankind. The five parts of the sequence show a girl wearing a bikini, equipped with diving goggles and a snorkel, jumping from a ledge into a ploughed field. First, she prepares for the jump, then she jumps with all her strength and eventually disappears into the ground. The whole situation seems rather absurd and bizarre and thus encourages the viewer to ponder on the transience of life. The young girl, who is jumping full of confidence and without fear, demonstrates how to live life to the fullest without being restrained by fear of death. Likewise, death itself loses power even though it stays finite and inevitable. The girl’s fearlessness reduces our own fear and allows us to look at the topic from a different angle.


digital printing on cotton 2010