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I Saved Everything by Moira Ness
I Saved Everything by Moira Ness

I Saved Everything, 2017

Moira Ness

An almost mystically circular cropmark commands this picture’s foreground. Tufts of grass separated by rich, dark mud create a strange symmetry under the brooding sky. The artist is exploring philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's doctrine of eternal recurrence. She writes, “Imagine time moving on the outline of a flat circle; everything we have done or will do as individuals we will do again and again — infinitely repeating, lifetime after lifetime.” Ness expresses this idea by forcing visual repetition; she’s created this image by montaging elements of the photograph, mirror-like, then blending them seamlessly into the natural background.

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