Snötäckt (2005)

C-type prints on aluminium, 50x50cm and 1x1m and an artist book

Snötäcktthe weight of the snow covered all of him is on Nina’s father during a time when he was seriously ill, was unable to travel and could therefore never go back to his native country, Sri Lanka. Through juxtaposing images of surrounding nature with details from his indoor environment the work emphasizes how much the surrounding nature influences one’s inhabitation, and highlights the isolation one can experience living in a place where one does not relate to its nature and how that shapes ones life. The Swedish landscape depicted is cold and harsh and as white as the hair on Nina’s father’s head. The visual metaphor of snow weighing heavy on nature, is used to speak of the burden and difficulty surviving in another environment.