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Metamorphosis Series 2, #1

Drawing on ideas from Walter Benjamin on the aura of the art object and how the era of mechanical reproduction has altered the nature of the work of art, Lilleengen creates unique pieces that express the effects of time on the physical via a camera and technique that are in themselves considered almost as transient: antique, deteriorating and, speaking of handcrafting as a process, something now almost obsolete.

Exploring the boundary between subjective and objective, she creates images that embody her inner experience of the tension, on the one hand, between the transience of the physical and, on the other hand, the perceived permanence of internal experience and/or aspects of the sub- and unconscious.

Lilleengen creates work that requires you to look closer, reflect and navigate your own way through the darkness of the forest.