To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour1
In my previously published photo essay ‘All that, which remains’2 I reminisce and silently lament the death of my father, who left us in January, 2021. This brought many changes in my life. The objects used in my work are both a depiction of celebration and mourning. Such objects elicit deliberate or involuntary memories of a place, a culture, a relationship, or events of the past.
My work illustrates the void I feel of his absence especially at a time when I am about to embark on a new chapter in my life— marriage. This photographic series of my visit to a flower market represents the two major events of my life, and how my life is moving forward but time stands still for me.
In this photographic series, using digital photography I have attempted to re-visualize the memory, tracing time, grief and loss in spaces that I visit, capturing how empty my world is now. The photograph transforms the fleeting into the permanent.
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