In the past, way crosses heralded losses, fears and hopes.
Today they are relicts of an almost bygone world of beliefs and values and ask about our position between traditional faith and individual spirituality.
The wayside cross, illuminated by a beam of light, breaks through the dreariness of the provincial, rural environment.
As relics of an almost bygone world of beliefs and values, field crosses, wayside crosses, memorial crosses, pilgrimage crosses, plague crosses protrude into our rational, globalized, digitized world. They used to tell of losses, fears and hopes. Today - if they are still noticed at all - they ask about our position between traditional faith and individual spirituality.
I am fascinated by everyday objects that have fallen out of our perception. Flurkreuze are found particularly often in Catholic areas of Germany. Since they are often in exposed places, they characterize the landscape and are therefore listed on topographical maps. With my photographic staging, I wanted the crosses to enter into a dialogue with their surroundings in order to reflect both the objects themselves and their local context.