collaborations

Hampstead, 2012
Hampstead, 2012

Photo collage on metal. 26cm x 20.5cm

The Heath, 2012
The Heath, 2012

Photo collage on metal. 26cm x 20.5cm

Borough market, 2012
Borough market, 2012

Photo collage on metal. 26cm x 20.5cm

Hampstead, 2012
Hampstead, 2012

Photo collage on metal. 26cm x 20.5cm

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enrich2: ex-photos


As enrich2 (enrich square) I did a collaboration with my sister photographer Cristina: "Ex-photos" (2012), inspired on Mexican "exvotos"

 

Behind the "exvotos" is the idea that it is good to be grateful..... not only when things go wrong and we survive them, but also for the simple pleasures that we have in our everyday lives. 

 

Mexican "exvotos" have traditionally been placed in Mexico's churches (as well as in other catholic countries) by parishioners wanting to write 'thank you notes' to God, the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ or one of their patron saints.  These typically depict with both a crude painting and hand-written text a prayer and a thank you for delivering them from a horrible situation.

 

enrich2 chose to combine specific childhood photographs with favorite places inLlondon.   The idea is that they bring back Pilar's memories combined with current locations.

 

Finally, the handwriting makes it more unique and personal, reminding us that handwriting itself might be an art form in decline and on the way to extinction in a digital era.