Seven Ages of Man


Photo+ Handmade frame with LED installation


I continue to experiment on material and perspective through elements of classic painting, light installation and text.

Seven Ages of Man, a ceiling found in an abandoned hospital in Venice, I use the monologue from William Shakespeare’s comedy As you like it (spoken by the melancholy Jaques in Act II Scene VII.). The speech compares the world to a stage and life to a play, and catalogues the seven stages of a man's life, sometimes referred to as “the seven ages of man”. In this work the text’s visual quality is emphasized and has equally become an integrated part of the physical expression as a text with a specific reference. Below is the monologue and the marked parts are the one I used on the frame “All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages”