The Window; the Inward and Outward Gazes
I have now used pinhole camera photography and cyanotype, an alternative photographic technique. Here, the blue hues of the cyanotype serve as the window of my heart, connecting two motifs.
The window is like a boundary between the inside and the outside, between me and others. The window is also where the inner world and the outer world meet. My gaze goes back and forth through this window. The outward gaze unfolds the image of the universe within the small landscape of plants. The inward gaze discovers a self I didn't know was hidden inside me.
I feel that the inward and outward gazes resonate with each other and reflect one another. It's as if life and death, the flesh and the spirit, and the existence and the void.