GENIUS LOCI ACACIA SKELETON DEADVLEI, NAMIBIA – 2014
cm 150 x 100 in 60 x 39,5
Crystal paper under acrylic
STORY BEHIND THE SHOT The skeleton of an acacia tree in Deadvlei is illuminated by the full moon’s light. Despite the moonlight, it was still possible to see the starry sky: the soft light, the shadow of the acacia and the stars created a suspended atmosphere. The remaining skeletons of acacias are believed to have died around 700 – 900 years ago. They are now black because the intense sun has scorched them; though not petrified, the wood does not decompose thanks to the extremely dry climate.