Topographic Mindset
2012

hand-printed analogue chromogenic prints
series of 12 photographs
from various locations around the world


I used to draw straight lines. I searched for them in green fields and followed their traces. I projected them onto walls and looked for them in library book titles. Living in the Netherlands, I no longer draw straight lines. The topography is flat. The search is unnecessary because the line is already there. It is in the horizon that is visible all around. It extends beyond the green farmland and into the sea. The straight line has been replaced. It has become a curved topographic line—an absent mountain that I now yearn for.