tenuta di ricordi.
Photographs by Ewa Monika Zebrowski.
Ewa Monika Zebrowski, Montreal, 2008. 72 pp., 24 digital inkjet prints on Moab Entrada 190 gram paper, 5x7".
tenuta di ricordi is an exploration of the relationship
that exists between words and images.
It is about the connections between geography,
language, identity and memory.
Our home is not always our place of birth.
Sometimes a new language touches our core,
A truer expression of who we are.
Sometimes geography claims our hearts.
For me Spannocchia, an organic farm near Siena, was full of secrets and history.
I wandered the immense property, inside and out, spontaneously recording my
impressions with my camera. I felt the presence of the past as I walked from
room to room in the castello and visited the outlying buildings. One could sense
the residue of the lives lived on that domain, a place caught in history and in memory.
I discovered a secret garden, family photographs, ancient stones.