I dedicate this project to my mother – it’s a depiction of the four painful months in which I parted with her.

“Maximum Amount of Pain” is a symbol of the horror in separation. A symbol brought down to an image-constant. An image associated with a boundary. Overcoming that boundary (or the horizon itself) is excruciating. In my mother’s passing over the horizon, I was the observer.

My observations created images, situations, and states, which I summarized to characters similar to a letter, a line, a stain, or a dot.

The difference between “before” and “after” lies in percolating pain through art, leaving a mark of its maximum degree.