every picture has it's history. i mean: before it is made it has already a past. so it's not about what art historians call 'provenance' in order to check out the property chain of artifacts they like to consider. it is rather about the past of a picture.

it starts with my friend hanna buhl. hanna knew about my dutch grandma and hanna knew about me, after i was told, that my grandma had died. so hanna came to a visit and she brought a single flower, a tulip.

after a few days most of the petals had gone. i felt that i should conserve at least a memory of this beautiful flower and took, at night, a long lasting exposure. before that i had only done shots of non-living objects.