Artwork #111


Silvia Nikolov

The Spark Within

Limited edition print on metal, 2017

"The Spark Within" is a part of the "Water Studies" series, an evolving project born in 2016 and composed of a series of self-portraits that explore the concept of life as a staged show, in which we change our masks based on the societal expectations and norms. “The Spark Within” is a reference to the potential each one of us carries within but is rarely recognized and nurtured by our social environment. All effects are achieved in camera by careful manipulation of physics and precise engineering to capture the reflection, the light refraction, and the optical illusion.