Last month we were cleaning out an old building that we are about to renovate. Tucked away in the corner of one of the rooms lay a large and dusty black and white photograph. A landscape photo of a small village tucked away in the snow capped mountains. I have no idea where this village is or was or who the photographer is. It is most likely northern Spain or France. I like the mystery of not knowing.
I decided to revive the beautiful 1m x 2m golden framed photo by painting on top of it. To respect the photo I painted it in such a way that you could still see what was behind. I am illustrating the “unseen” energy in a community, between neighbors, between extended family, between them and the nature that surrounds.