Mountains as far as the eye can see...
installation of 4 sheets of glass with quotes engraved in them and 2 spherical slide-holders with landscape photographs inside
The connecting element of “Mountains as far as the eye can see...” is light, which illuminates both parts of the work.
The shadow of the text engraved on the glass represents the past as well as the mothers’ longing for their home.
Kersti Samm was 5 years old when, together with her mother, she was deported to Siberia.
The quotes engraved in the glass are from her mother’s letters from Siberia to Estonia.
"Sometimes I hear a sound in my ears sitting here, I see a blue stretch of water, the sea in front of me. It is as if I were standing in the arms of the wind and the storm on the edge of the rebellious sea, I see the waves rolling against the shore, spraying foam.”
“The new moon lights up the silent and ominous silhouettes of the mountains.
Mountains, mountains as far as the eye can see — to the south and north, west and east.”