SACRED WALLS

Walls are photographed  at the Traduntse Temple in Western Tibet.

Walls is a project based on the concept of palimpsest. Palimpsest is a very old document on which the original writing has been erased to reuse the paper and replaced with new writing. Often the original writing kind of shines through. In a broader sense palimpsest is something that has changed over time and shows evidence of that change.

The Walls pictures are not necessarily easily decoded. One sees layers of different images, drawings and writings on top of each other and suddenly totally new images seem to emerge and demand our attention and lead our thoughts in new directions.

This - and the painterly effect of the walls - and for me also some clear references to certain artist's works - intrigued me and made me make the photographs.

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