Traces, Markus Baenziger, Installation, 2018.
This installation is inspired by the simple beauty found in nature. A play of shadows, cast on the ground by the sunlight, is traced and materialized into a sculpture. It is a universal image that translates across geographic and cultural boundaries. As a new visitor to this culture, I present it as a shared experience and reflection on a shared environment. I am drawn to its ephemeral quality. It is an image that plays out countless times. Hidden from our attention these moments are everywhere in nature. They persist against our intrusions into the delicate balance of the natural environment and often manifest themselves in the most unexpected places. Oversized and fabricated in metal these traces of shadows intend to draw the eyes further and to experience the delicate beauty found in nature. I believe this is a shared experience, just as we are inevitably tied to a shared environment.