In the act of stone collection, resembling the capturing of memories, each picked stone becomes a moment preserved, analogous to taking a photograph. Sliced into thin sections, as geologist would use, these stones undergo the light of solar plates. Each stone, based on its composition, allows a unique amount of light to pass through.
The transparency of a rock raises an intriguing question. Just as a geologist unravel Earth’s secrets with knowledge and tools, metaphorically, how does this stone enable us to peer through time? I envision the visible and vanishing aspects, unraveling personal history and the Earth’s narrative. As we grow and construct our identities with inscribed memories, the Earth encapsulates a profound history. We tend to think of time as abolishing the past behind it, when it is not. My project aims to create images from the remaining traces in specific locations. I aspire for this undertaking to bring awareness, connecting the present intimately with the inexorable ties to the past and the future. Each print from a stone narrates the memory of its origin and reflects the impact of human presence on the land.