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A bright night in the garden of Eden (2015)

Garden of Eden

Garden of Eden

Tuin van Eden

Hof van Eden



Tuin van Eden


About 'A bright night in the Garden of Eden'

Religion has long been one of the subjects of my work. I made a series about Buddhism in Laos and
Myanmar, stories about the Islam in Holland, New York and Iran and a series about ancestor worshipping in Vietnam. My interest in religion began twenty-five years ago when I read The Confessions of Aurelius Augustine. This theologian from the fourth century AD treated all the life issues philosophically and tried to understand who God was.

Inspired by my own garden, nature documentaries and the text from Genesis, I circled around the subject and explored the text as an expedition into the imagination and the garden became a song of light, a voluptuous area where the instinctive desires of men, plants and animals are freely celebrated.

My digital photographic collages interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation. The images, taken out of their natural context, are imagined as modern mosaics.  On the surface the aesthetic value of an element presents itself as a cover for another conceptual research that the work explore, that of the alternate undefined space.


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