The Time Being

In 2009, I met twelve people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
I spent some time with each of them.
Later on, back in my studio, I sculpted their busts in clay as I recalled the impression they made on me.
From the busts, I made a plaster cast.
I then painted them with a mix of different waxes, trying to express the feeling of a veil hanging over their memory.
From these sculptures, I took photographs behind plastic, which I printed on etching paper.

With this work, I tried to catch a glimpse of their identity, of their closed universe in a different space and time. It is a work about memory, not only of these 12 people but as well of my own.

Exhibition at Belfius, Brussels, 2013












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