This work was inspired by a painting by Jan Vermeer, the "The Milkmaid" from 1658-60. The motif becomes transformed, not only into our present but also into a virtual spaceless and timeless sphere. The clothing and appearance of the young woman are as pristine as the light that plays upon her - as it would an everlasting sculpture. However she is, through her posture, totally in the present. As she remains motionless and only the milk flows - as if frozen in time - one could say that in this work, photography, video and sculpture unite in one medium.
Artist: Mariana Vassileva
Production year: 2006
Catalogued as: EXPERIMENTAL, AESTHETIC/BEAUTY, CONCEPTUAL/CEREBRAL, NON NARRATIVE/TIME