This body of work, like most, started with a personal story. One summer, just before my birthday, the family members began asking what I would like as a gift. Our four year old son overheard those conversations and became worried about what present he would give me. I remember we have talked about things that we do not need and heartwarming gifts when my hero decided for himself that he will donate his collection of sticks. It was one of the most remarkable gifts I have ever received. The collection of 25 sticks that were brought home one by one during the year from our daily walks in the city. Later on I found how many photographs I had taken have in them a child holding a stick in his hand. I’ve started selecting those photographs. And so the narrative has begun to emerge.
The series of photographs has been nominated and awarded the second prize at the World Photography Awards 2015 – the world’s largest annual photography contest. The original series is also supplemented with new work that has been conceived by the author as a reflection of her creative experience in pursuit of the ways to capture memory and imagination through the medium of photography.