AfterBirth | AfterLife – diptych in celebration of life and death We all experience the heroic journey of birth, even if we don’t remember it, and we will each experience the
AfterBirth | AfterLife – diptych in celebration of life and death
We all experience the heroic journey of birth, even if we don’t remember it, and we will each experience the journey of passing through death when the time comes.
Working directly with both of the remnant materials we leave behind after each of these unified processes, human placenta and human ash, I invite you to take a moment to reflect on the journey between birth and death.
Contemplate your own unique journey of life and what this means to you.
“The person who conquers himself is a true hero. The real battlefield is not anywhere in this world, but in the world inside of us. All the time we need to fight against anger, delusion and greed which are the roots of all problems that affect us individually and the whole world.
Only the people who bring peace in this world by stilling their minds will deserve to be addressed as a hero”
Phra Pasura Dantamano
“THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO BE HERE IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH ALL THE TIME.”
About Jo Holland:
Jo Holland creates photographic images without a camera or film.
Jo has always had a fascination with light and light recording. She loves to create original photographs via analogue process’s that she further composes digitally to blend the classic with the contemporary.
Mark Osterman, Photographic Process Historian at George Eastman House
International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY, has explained ‘the transcendental beauty of Jo’s images is due to the combination of both transmissive and reflected light being recorded onto photographic paper’.
Jo’s artworks are focused on composition, balance and harmony, informed by her meditation practice and in celebration of nature, beauty and elegance.
Currently living and working in London, Jo exhibits nationally and internationally having recently been commissioned to create work for Harrods; Bhuti wellness centres in London, and One Fen Court a new building designed by EPA & owned by Generali.
JO HOLLAND 07970 220 302
joholland.com | @joholland_uk
March 23 (Monday) - April 11 (Saturday)