Salt

Photograph
2011
Acrylic print
198×298×5mm


Where lies the frontier between life and death? If this photograph, which depicts the end of land, can be meaningful when turned upside down, does this mean that we can regain contact with people who have departed from us?

This work has associations with another, “A Letter to my Grandfather” and is a reflection upon my notions of life and death.

Modern developed nations have developed limitless supplies of food as well as advanced medical care. Consequently those of us who live in them seldom encounter a fear of death in our daily lives and are only reminded of our own mortality when we learn of that of another.

Salt is an essential element of our diet, but if taken to excess it can move the frontier between life and death.