‘Stillgewässer’ or Stagnant waters have always held the imagination. Imagery this kind of landscape evokes, has inspired painting and poetry. Its meaning for us, is linked to myths and ancient times, when certain sections of (dark, murky) water were thought to be sacred and considered portals to another world; a place of spirits. When today when one roams the surroundings of a pond, the energy of the place, as a border region between our everyday world and a mythical otherworld, can still be sensed through its eerie quietness. It’s this atmosphere that I wanted to capture in the project.
Stillgewässer | Thomas Rink
Thomas Rink is biologist by training and lives and works in Germany as a software developer.