From the author:
20,000,000 years ago, Lucerne lay on a shallow lake. Sand from the Alps was transported by rivers and found its way to the bottom of this primeval sea. It was home to snails, dolphins, jellyfish and sharks.
Lucerne’s climate was humid and warm. Extinct animals such as the mammoth grazed on the marshy plains. Palms, magnolias, ferns and cinnamon trees grew. A fossilised palm leaf is evidence of this.
I have seen the man’s turquoise in some fragments of rock formations and in the right light in Lake Lucerne. The tropical green indicates the vegetation of those tropical times. The rusty brown on the body is cinnamon powder and is supposed to refer to the cinnamon trees that grew in Lucerne.
Title: PALM BEACH
Author: Monique Eller
Size: 120 x 90cm
Monique Eller is a photographer living and working in the Netherlands. The artist regularly participates in national and international exhibitions and collaborates with notable companies. Her artworks can be found in museums and several private and company art collections. Monique Eller specialises in portraits and still life, which always presents a complex, multi-layered story.
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