On my street, where I’m living, an old house was being destroyed in front of my house. At the same time, in the backyard of my workshop, someone was remodeling. I acquired a lot of wood for fire. When everything was burned, there were a plenty of metal things left in the pile such as different caliber nails, staples, door and window hinges, hooks, locks, etc. All this stuff had to go to the landfill or to be utilized. But I could not do it… I looked at every object, even imagined the people who made and used them. In front of me was the history of human labor. In a broad sense, it is the history of materials, inventions, and transformations. It is also the history of pollution by output of human labor and consumption.
It encouraged me to take a picture of all this treasure. I added more modern metal artifacts to the pile. This is how the first artwork from the “Human Labor” series appeared. There are now five photos: “Metal”, “Plastic”, “Hardware”, “Wood” and “Paper”.
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