"Baby Please Don´t Die"
watercolor and crayon on paper,
33 x 33 cm/ 29, 7 x 42 cm
Despite the negative connotation to the prayer-like repetition, it contains a humbling interest:
The constant care for, and with that, the unconditional devotion to a matter (worthy of repetition).
In the series “Baby Please Don´t Die“ this selfless care almost becomes a panic request (please) of adherence (don´t die) to a not quite clearly defined entity (baby).
The drawings each show ambiguously assignable body fragments, which, only pooled as a series, express this desire in its full vividness.
The fragility of a fragment, which provokes -especially through its incompleteness -the attendance of a fading presence and seems, because of that, even more worthy of preservation.
The repetition of its parts turns the whole into an obsession, because merely through the repetitive element the essence of the entirety stays constant. Because only the (sensually tangible) repetition of an idea inspires the thought, to reiterate these beyond any carnal manifestation.
But is there even a salvation of the entirety?
Or does the neurotic ceremony of drawing only serve as a remedy and strategy of self-locating and self-embedding in reality?