I have an endless number of photos of nature – places and details – taken as starting points for paintings. But until now no paintings have started from these memory-pictures. Sometimes the photo is so good that there is nothing left to say.
More often the photo lack the emotional heat that the experience had with sounds from insects, birds and cars, the fragrance from warm woodland or the freshness from snow. Especially I miss nature’s combination of profound quietness and a lot of small sounds. I have tried to paint in a way that would rewoke memories of smell and sound when looking on a picture, but have failed. One way today would be to install electronic devices procuring actual smells and sounds, but I have not the competence for this. And would it be intressant outside a pedagogical project for townspeople?