One of the visitors of my exhibition was Dr. Lothar Kirsch. He was fascinated by the cyanotypes and wrote a post about his impression of the tableaux in his blog.
"The first set is a triptych. You can make out a netherworld, in which water leads down into the ice, like Dante’s deepest hell. In the middle you can see our world, which is snowed upon as winter demands. On the side you see God’s realm, the paradise, much like Mount Fuji (富士山). And I feel reminded of some of Ando Hiroshige’s (安藤 広重) Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富士三十六景).
The next cyanotype reminds me of glaciers in gloomy weather, when they emit lots of blue. And with this picture I also started reminiscing a painting by the late Rudolf-Werner Ackermann of which I can produce a photograph.
It reminds me of chaos theory, of bifurcations that make out our lives. The more bifurcations the easier they lead us into chaos. We can watch it in good crime movies, when the killer ends up in a chaos of lies, each being the wrong choice at a bifurcation. So the picture could well be titled “Bifurcations”.
Thank you very much, Lothar Kirsch