photographs 16" x 16" and 11" x 11", silvergelatine on fibre-based paper, 1997 – 2017


Mono no aware (もののあわれ), literally "the pathos of things", and also translated as "an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera", is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常, mujō), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life.