Edelweiss is an ongoing series conceived as a visual lullaby using my daughters Anaïs and Larissa. I began using the child as a means of portraying feminine grace, pain and suffering with all the trouble it brings.
Although I remain physically absent, Edelweiss is about my motherhood. Words and memories of my time as a new mum and during pregnancy are interspersed with images. My hopes and fears are exposed in the daily routine of life and memory where I see beauty and darkness cohabiting.
I based the project loosely on the lullaby. Rather than being an illustration of the song, Edelweiss, in it’s repetition, emotion and simplicity, seeks to disarm the viewer by using childhood troubles as a correlation to those of the adult world.
To see a pdf of a book version of this project including diary extracts see here.