safe distance – screen print on ceramic tiles
The viewer is challenged not to keep a safe distance but to become vulnerable to the exposure of recollection of special memories. Each tile represents a person, an identity, a history, with its unique stories. Each one signifies the presence as well as the absence of someone special. Reproducing visual images of these memory items aims to retrieve what is perhaps lost and forgotten, giving special value to what is perhaps not valued anymore and making the memories valuable again in a different way. In order to view the screen printed images, the viewer has to cross the boundary and come up close to see what is there. Without taking time and care, the details and beauty could be easily missed.