These images were created intuitively in my home during the statewide lockdown as my days were blending with one another while feeling a growing sense of sadness and depression. Using my body to interact with the rooms and objects in my home and a minimalist approach, I took photographs to mirror my own state of mind.
Suspended World is divided into three chapters, each one shot in a different room in my home. From a Jungian perspective, dreams of houses usually represent the soul and the self, while each room is reflective of a different aspect of our psyche. This work and the poem I wrote are my personal responses to the Great Pause of 2020.
Tanto va el cántaro al agua o Ese querer arrancarse de raíz
Un mundo suspendido
en la madrugada del tiempo.
Una rutina de días.
Me escondo detrás de una palabra
me sacuden los vientos de marzo
y las lluvias de abril con sus augurios.
Vaivén de horas perdidas.
Ese querer ser y no ser.
Esas ansias de no volver.
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