dare to wish on a shooting star
a slight glance upon the dark of night
then seen a brief streak of light
a shooting star flashes
then into obscurity it passes
still surmising the watcher remains
though the infatuous imagination retains
a wish is made and without a doubt
a countdown starts the last flight out ...
— B. Thomas Murray
The Series “WISHES” inspired by
Jan van Eyck, Salvador Dali, Man Ray…
Since the fifteenth century and the advent of the mirror artists have modeled for themselves in their own works of art. Whether it is an in-depth exploration of the artist’s own psyche or simply because as a model, the artist is clearly the cheapest and most available.
Carolin Kewer embellished her self-portraits “Wishes” into fantasy. Stage a scene, add artifacts to symbolize social status or mental state. In this way, the artist's is no longer the central image. They are not self-portraits, although they all feature her as the main character. Instead, the work are studies of portraying a wide range of characters in a fantastical story using metaphors Uncle Sam, Harold Lloyd, Alberto Vargas, Baron Münchausen etc. revealing different stories through her surroundings and symbols.