Landscapes of Ennui


“Landscapes of Ennui” explores the privilege of boredom in a society of inequality and the constant demands for action. Pascal in “Pensées” uses the term “ennui” in a modern way, picturing the man that is convinced that only his actions will create his path, and, as response to such a struggle, takes no action at all.



Washing off my troubles on a bubble bath.
Photoetching, hand drawing and collage on Somerset fine art paper.   Printed at
Glasgow Print Studio, 2017


Making my own interpretation of the term, inLandscapes of Ennui” I  take close portraits of my body, placing myself in this state of comfort, within the insignificance of monotony.











Washing off my troubles on a bubble bath II.
Photoetching, hand drawing and collage on Somerset fine art paper.   Printed at
Glasgow Print Studio, 2017.





A woman finds herself alone in her house, and an intolerable anguish seizes her, body and soul; her ennui almost turns into fear.


(Andrè Gidé , “... A wall of rain separated me from the rest of the world, far from any passion, far from life.”)




My hands after a routine of washing the dishes.
Photoetching, hand drawing and collage on Somerset fine art paper.   Printed at
Glasgow Print Studio, 2017.











Trapped in a methaphisical disorder of time and space, her sighs get encapsulated in glass terrariums. 

A moment of ennui.
Photoetching, linocut, monoprint and collage on Somerset fine art paper.   Printed at
Glasgow Print Studio, 2017.








Incapable of moving, turns herself into a landscape of
gold, flesh and loneliness.





A moment of ennui II.
Photoetching, linocut, monoprint and collage on Somerset fine art paper.   Printed at
Glasgow Print Studio, 2017.







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