Mona Kuhn: Native
This work started as a personal journey. Metaphorically, I was thinking of a bird that flies back into the forest, searching for its childhood nest. The images here are a creation of my abstracted wishes and dreams. As I was searching, instead of home, I found an empty past, just traces of it. Yet my journey was filled with new friendships and discoveries made along the way.
After 20 years, Mona Kuhn returned to her native country to reinterpret her past. Native is a contrasting body of work to her previous French series. Photographed in Brazil, mostly in the rainforest and city surroundings, it employs a green, gold and pink underlying palette of deep tonalities illustrative of Mona Kuhn’s encounters with people and human emotions, as mirrored in nature.