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There is a white horse in my garden (Im Garten ist ein weisses Pferd)
A new book about my garden and the house.
To support the restoration of my house.
Limited to 222 copies. Handmade.
signed and numbered
Two years ago i was so crazy to buy a little old house with a garden in the middle of nowhere. It’s a magical place with a lot of atmosphere and a lot of bricks and wood that need to be reconstructed.. I know this village since years and take many of my photographs there.
All these pictures are mobile phone pictures from my garden, the house and the village. It’s a photo album in the same style i sometimes do for friends and family. Be prepared for pink skies, flowers and a cat.
This book is part of the Book and Media Art Collection at Kunstbibliothek Berlin / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums).
40 digital colour prints (10x13cm)
110 g Recycling paper
24 x 27 cm (9,5 x 10,6 inch)
The book comes with a cardboard box.
Please allow 21 days for shipping - the book is completely handmade and it takes some time to make one.
Each piece is a bit different and has small irregularities. Also the binding possibly will fade away with time. All that is welcome and part of the project.
Olga Yatskevich on collectordaily.com:
"There is no cover and all the pages look the same, making it resemble a sculpture.
The picture immediately brings to mind associations with summertime and easy going slowness of the farm atmosphere.
Many of the photographs reflect this calmness and tranquility found in village life, their minimalism and stillness setting the tone.
The pictures and stories are about connection, and close observation, and care. It seems her country life is both solitary and filled with an understated sense of community.
As a metaphor for the elusive and humble pleasures of this house, the white horse, like anything fragile and beautiful in the world, is easy to miss if one doesn’t look more closely.
There is a white horse in my garden can be seen as an artistic extension of Schwalbe’s life on the farm, a meditation on the richness of the small discoveries to made there. Its thoughtful, delicate presentation resembles a lovingly crafted family album, its combination of the mundane and poetic becoming a lasting record of fleeting moments."