Rebecca Reeve’s project ‘Marjory’s World’ – landscapes framed in conceptual windows by locally purchased curtains as visual portals from the familiar to new territories of the wilderness and a memento of the earthly paradise into our ethereal souls.
“The concept of the series draws inspiration from a ritual described in the book The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald. In Holland in the 1600s, during the wake of the deceased, it was customary to cover all mirrors, landscape paintings and portraits in the home with cloths. It was believed this would make it easier for the soul to leave the body and subdue any temptations for it to stay in this world. The ritual seemed, by extension, to be a confirmation of the deeply moving experience that one often feels in the natural environment and provided both a literal and contextual frame within which to shoot the landscape, a portal from the domestic into the wilderness.”