Opus Magnum Atomium

As a child I used to think that atoms were actually planets in space, like the earth on which we live. A divine universe in which the tiniest particles are perfect replicas of the universe at large.
For me, the photo’s in this Opus Magnum Atomium (2002) series form personal dioramas on a metaphysical world. A world that lies at the heart of my childhood memories and fascinations with themes such as isolation, birth and death, childhood, animals, science and physical alienation.

This project was presented at my graduation at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.