The initial idea for the illustration(s), came from a poem of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, a member of the Generation ’27 - a group of poets who brought in the principles of the European movements such as symbolism, surrealism and futurism into the Spanish literature. What his poem “Ay!” evoked is the feeling of the endless oscillation of the eternal moment. The idea that interested me while working on this work, was the ephemeral nature of the life and all of the transformations we come across on the way through it. The viewer is, I believe, left with an insight into the inaccuracies of our existence. By transforming a poetic and metaphorical language, I tried to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.

By contesting the division between the realm of memory (even if it’s not truly ours, we recognize ourselves in it) and the realm of experience, I tried to create work in which the actual event still has to take place or just has ended: moments evocative of atmosphere and suspense that are not part of a narrative thread. I wanted to create dreamlike image in which poetry/fiction and reality meet, meanings shift, past and present fuse.

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