PRETEND ~ a Visual Photopoem ~ Daciana Lipai – Fine Art Conceptual
It was at the beginning of this year when I finished the video presentation of PRETEND, when I was working on the launch of my book Turning Black into Color, when everything fell apart. On top of everything, my laptop broke. I thought I lost all my work and files. After a long and stressful time, I succeed to recover my work, but after the launch of the book, I lost someone dear to my heart. That really turned my world upside down. I needed some time off social and I had to put aside the creative work.
Because of the stressful situation, I couldn’t continue my creative work (you can read about it here).
2020 © DACIANA LIPAI | Pretend – a Photopoem ~ Fine Art Conceptual Photography
. . .
Everything is ok.
It was all a nightmare”
2020 © DACIANA LIPAI | Pretend – a Photopoem ~ Poem Close Up
In 2020 I had a dream, a vision about this image. I woke up very early and start creating it in a hurry like I was about to forget it. I had 3 more versions of it (never releasing them though) until I came to this final version.
2020 was a very difficult year for us all and changed our lives forever. I think many people can relate to the story behind this photopoem. Wishing 2020(and now 2021 too) was just a bad dream.
I just wanted to crawl in a bowl and forget about the world. I wanted to erase 202o. Now, I think 2021 is on the list!
Creating this image, I wanted to encapsulate the chaos of emotions and thoughts that emerged from 202o, shifting all the time in contradiction.
2021 © DACIANA LIPAI | Pretend ~ VISUAL PHOTOPOEM – Fine Art Conceptual Photography
If you had to encapsulate 2021 in one word, what would it be?
Lots of love, Daciana