Everything starts with a piece of wood. Chip by chip the surface gets smaller, and only the essential is left – usually very little. Sometimes too little, in which case the image needs to be enriched to make it complete. The image in my mind takes form and is transferred onto paper. It transforms itself on the way and submits to the rules stipulated by the surface of the wood. I get surprised, too: what I thought was an error turns out to be a happy accident.
In my doctoral dissertation The Spirit of a Place. From a Tourist’s Conception into a Graphic Image
(2012) I examine how a tourist’s conception of the spirit of a place takes visible form in a graphic image. I focus particularly on the narrative potential of still images.