’It’s said it takes seven years to grow
completely new skin cells.
To think, this year I will grow
into a body you never will
- Brett Elizabeth Jenkins
Photo of the print in her home is by Anna Malmberg.
This black and white portrait has a diluted selenium toning
and the photograph has a scanned 1700's texture,
this is part of the work's look, any 'imperfections' are
intentional and of beauty and are not flaws.
’Seven years’ is a somewhat..
concealed glance of a portrait.’ says Hannah.
'To me, it whispers about growth and I created it,
in that now signature large square format,
to serve as an important reminder that everything
is constantly changing.
I need to be reminded of that.
This piece always make me think of
the famous lines of Diane Arbus;
"A photograph is a secret about a secret.
The more it tells you the less you know."
I’ll tell you one secret hidden in there though’,
Hannah leaves us with,
- ’If you saw her eyes.. they’re smiling.
And the rest.. that’s up to you.’