As the river runs

Agnes Thor


The river, the garden, the fields.

I was drawn to these places like an unspoken mantra, every time I came back home after my parents split up in 2006. I went out in the mornings, in the evenings, in the snow, in the sun, re-exploring my childhood world. Was it a process of grief, trying to grasp the last vague memories of what once were? Or just a way of creating a visual map of those memories, revisiting old hiding and playing spots, walking the same routes and trails over and over?

As the river runs is a visual contemplation over the landscape that once made up my entire world, and despite being grownup and free to do whatever I wanted, I subconsciously stayed within the limits of my childhood. My fear of certain places still echoed; and the strong respect for boundaries remained and limited my movements. I stayed close to home, physically and mentally.

Shot over eight years, As the river runs is also a story about time, the seasons passing, and a meditation over the Swedish landscape – once a world filled with adventures, myths and stories. And what now remains: the river, the garden and the fields.

Filed under Art, Photography
Dimensions Fatal error: Uncaught ArgumentCountError: Too few arguments to function getMetaSlug(), 1 passed in /customers/5/f/1/ on line 57 and exactly 2 expected in /customers/5/f/1/ Stack trace: #0 /customers/5/f/1/ getMetaSlug('width') #1 /customers/5/f/1/ require('/customers/5/f/...') #2 /customers/5/f/1/ load_template('/customers/5/f/...', false) #3 /customers/5/f/1/ locate_template(Array, true, false) #4 /customers/5/f/1/ get_template_part('content', 'book') #5 /customers/5/f/1/pu in /customers/5/f/1/ on line 628