STANDING ON THE BONES 2013
Bone meal, glue on on archival digital print on Hahnemühle paper, 5 x 5 inches each, 13 x 13.5 inches framed.
“We are preaching hope, standing on the bones of the past.”
― John Rucyahana, The Bishop of Rwanda: Finding Forgiveness Amidst a Pile of Bones
The white fields in Standing on the Bones project a shocked silence in face of 20th century genocide across time and place, from Nordhausen, Germany in 1945 to Choeung Ek, Cambodia in the 1970’s.
Desiccated bone meal covers photographs documenting countless victims of genocide whose bones disintegrate as memory fades. Leonard Cohen’s Anthem urges us to forget our perfect offerings: There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. We need more cracks, more light.