“The book On Edge presents us with a very contemporary sublime – not Turner‘s or Cozens‘ sublime of the awe-full, unknown Alps – but a sublime constructed of our own dreamlike fantasies of „civilization“ projected onto a landscape which constantly resists our imposition. On Edge is certainly one of my favourite photo books of the year so far.”
Timber Cove is part of the exclusive subscription-based format of the outstanding series “Six by Six”. A total of 36 titles, created by some of the most widely collected and exhibited photographic artists working today, are released in 6 sets of 6 titles each. Limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, each book also comes with a signed and numbered 11×14 inch exhibition-quality print. Titles and prints are not sold individually, as each numbered set of 36 titles and prints is conceived to be presented as a whole at the conclusion of the series. Set 6 is scheduled for publication in early 2015.
Timber Cove is a part of the the third set of six titles.
Gate 45 digital inkjetprints on
Indigo on watercolor paper 2013
12.5 x 17 inch
32 x 43 cm
handmade cover: animal glue, charred wood, earth and roots
Gate focuses on the boundaries between the unbridled, chaotic forces of nature and cultivated space, as defined by human culture. The book cover plays with the idea of opening a treasure chest and entering an imaginary world.The photographs are passageways, ethereal corridors moving between the material and the immaterial, the abstract and the real. The subjects become metaphysical demarcations between nature and culture, the cat becomes a symbol for an entity that straddles both worlds – the known and the unknown, shadow and light, life and death.
Gate explores this node between cultural understanding and the uncertain, alluring unknown, of the wilderness.