Empty Mirrors



Polaroid series 3/5,
Pihlajasaari Finland
August 2018

Beings only die to be born, in the manner of phallusus that leave bodies in order to enter them. Plants rise in the direction of the sun and then collapse in the direction of the ground. Trees bristle the ground with a vast quantity of flowered shafts raised up to the sun. The trees that forcefully soar end up burned by lightning, chopped down, or uprooted. Returned to the ground, they come back up in another form.

— George Bataille, The Solar Anus