NAME:

Dana LaMonda

NATIONALITY:

Dutch

BASED IN:

The Hague

WEBSITE:

http://www.danalamonda.com

To the Moon and Back and Back again?

Women give life to this world. The female body fosters new life by giving birth. She is the embodiment of the cycle of life and ensures our survival on this planet.

My choice is to send one of my photographs of a woman to the moon.

A laser will reduce the picture to particles of matter and transform the image into stardust. This process creates the opportunity that it can be inserted into the Moon Gallery’s cube and travel with it to the moon.

Like stardust, she is an essential link in the chain of creation.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Dana LaMonda is a photographer and an artist who manages to capture images that only she is able to find through her very personal and upright way of working.

Dana LaMonda has a unique approach to her work which gives it the unmistakable Dana brand. Most of all though, it is her candid frankness and sincere curiosity in people with which she is able to reveal social environments to the viewer that would normally remain undeniably closed. Dana LaMonda creates opportunities for us to enter and glance into worlds through the trust and confidence she herself has gained. She does so without in any way abasing that trust. Her work radiates from the inside out and vice versa.

Marie Jeanne de Rooij