Yvette Monahan, Caterpillars

This print is from a body of work called The time of Dreaming the World Awake. It is about a landscape of possibility. The story enters on Bugarach, a ‘magic’ mountain in France. Bugarach was somehow connected to a Mayan prophecy, which indicated that the world would end on December 21st, 2012. The prophecy claimed that this date would mark the beginning of a new era for humanity, a new and sublime future. Bugarach was to be the first bastion of this modern Arcadia. Nothing happened that December. Despite this, I realised how attractive it was to believe in the possibility of an idyll, even if it only existed in my mind.

Caterpillars
2012
Photography, C41 colour hand printing
Edition of 5, 4 available
87w x 70h cm
Framed
€1200

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