Sarel Petrus

My works are trophies for the lives of others,

even though their stories are unknown to me. These unknown stories create spaces for us to fill in our own stories and they thus become metaphors for our own memories and emotions. I select found objects for their visual impact and for the stories they don’t tell. Each object retains its own secret past. Our own end, death and decay might be predictable and unavoidable, but the paths we take and the distances we travel are clear.