Weather/Again is my mother
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October 2000 November 2000 December 2000
January 2001 February 2001 March 2001
April 2001 May 2001 June 2001
July 2001 August 2001 September 2001
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Weather/Again is my mother
12 x 90 x 90 cm.
oilpaint on linen
2001 – 2002

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In this series of paintings Ans Swart is inspired by her inheritance, the diaries left by her mother. In the diaries the weather was closely observed and written about in detail almost every day. Based on the sometimes cryptic and sometimes poetic writings of her mother, Swart made 12 oil paintings of 90 x 90 centimeters. Each painting is a calendar divided in compartments showing the days of the month. In this way a timeless document of a lifetime appears, in which the season’s changes are read by the changing colours.