“Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb”, 2015


Inkjet print on Hahnemühle photo paper
60 x 60 cm
A set of five 

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As a biblical reference, the work acts as an echo to the final part of the book of Job when Job angrily questioned God after going through a devastating life. It’s then when God answered by rhetorically asking -- in the beginning of time, “Who shut up the sea behind doors, when it burst forth from the womb?”

As a visual resonance to this verse, I have cropped four individual images out of one single image in a similar manner that God separated the ocean in the story. Instead of creating a photo series with different individual images, I created a coherent picture through the division of a single photograph, thus reconstructing a meditative narrative in a concise manner.



Mark
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