The first impulse for the creation of this cycle was simple. It was falling in love. That moment in a person’s life when everything changes, when all things are in flux. This state of mind has, in the cycle, a physical equivalent, the practice of hot yoga. The pleasurable and unpleasant extremes are part love and the practice of yoga in heat. Many questions arise, ideas are born, and many sheets are sweated through.
Staying in the Holy Land often influences one’s life in strange ways. Many people return after their first sojourn with a certain regularity. It is a place of many contrasts, beauty, holiness, but also a kind of 'unholiness'. This is why an important part of my four months stay was working with the ground. To become one with this Land, a land that you can never truly leave, is symbolized by the transformation of metal manholes into glass.
Pieces from this period form a opposition to the Positions cycle. The psychologist Dorothy Tennov used in 1979 the term Limerence to label a state of mind characterizing an intense or even obsessive relationship to another person, typically of the opposite gender. This state of mind never leads to a healthy relationship, therefore it is the beginning of the end. The chapter is closed.
A fragmented cycle. All the elements together form a mosaic of memories of childhood, distant and partially forgotten. "The Diver” is a solitary sculpture, which is an overblown account of the heaviness of leaving childhood and coming of age.