Photography

T H E  W I L D  F I E LDS

PHOTOGRAPHY 

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Verzasca Valley 

Switzerland

2021-2022


At the moment I work often on this page. If you like you can see the updates from time to time. Ciao and hope to meet you at my exhibitions! Tessa

Don't forget about the Magic Don't forget about the Soul , Froda Waterfall 2021

I CLIMBED OVER MOUNTAINS

TO BRING YOU MY LOVE


What are people afraid of? Why are people afraid of love? Because love knows no middle measure. No consideration. No fear. People are afraid of love because love tells the truth. They do not want to know the truth. That is why you fear me. Because I am a mirror to you. And when you look in it, you see the love you didn't mean. Bigger than a marriage. And then, of course, you run away. I knew it from the beginning. And yet I had to go all this way. To show you the truth. Even though you will never believe me.



Waar zijn mensen bang voor? Waarom zijn mensen bang voor de liefde? Omdat liefde geen middelmatigheid kent. Geen overweging. Geen angst. Mensen zijn bang voor liefde omdat liefde de waarheid zegt. Ze willen de waarheid niet weten. Dat is waarom je mij vreest. Omdat ik een spiegel voor je ben. En als je er in kijkt, zie je de liefde die je niet bedoelde. Groter dan een huwelijk. En dan, natuurlijk, ga je weg. Ik wist het vanaf het begin. En toch moest ik deze hele weg afleggen. Om je de waarheid te tonen. Ook al zul je me nooit geloven.




TO BRING YOU MY LOVE


Why am I here? Give me power and let my light shine. Why am I here? In the deep mountains and the flow of the river Why am I here? Without music. Without your hands. Why am I here? I am afraid. Why do life and mountains separate us? Why have I travelled so much and yet everything remains unattainable? Why am I here? Why is everything so heavy? Why not the light? Why am I afraid? Why am I scared? Why does my body hurt? Why am I alone?


Waarom ben ik hier? Geef me kracht en laat mijn licht schijnen. Waarom ben ik hier? In de diepe bergen en de stroom van de rivier Waarom ben ik hier? Zonder muziek. Zonder je handen. Waarom ben ik hier? Ik ben bang. Waarom scheiden het leven en de bergen ons? Waarom heb ik zoveel gereisd en blijft alles onbereikbaar? Waarom ben ik hier? Waarom is alles zo zwaar? Waarom niet het licht? Waarom ben ik bang? Waarom ben ik bang? Waarom doet mijn buik pijn? Waarom ben ik alleen?



Mountaindreams, Frasco, 2021

Without Fear, Frasco, 2021

Drink my River Drink my Soul , 2021

Poem written during my walks in the mountains, 2022

YOU ARE MARRIED


My arms 

My shoulders

My neck

My back

cold

cold

cold

I don't mind that 

You are married

I wish you where here

I don't want to be here

I want to be here

Why am I here


Mijn armen 

Mijn schouders

Mijn nek

Mijn rug

Kou

Kou

Kou

Het kan me niet schelen dat

You are married

I wish you where here

Ik wil hier niet zij

Ik wil hier wel zijn

Waarom ben im hier?




Cor Cordium, Heart of my Heart, Gordola, 2022

Drink my River, Drink my Soul, 2021

Drink my River, Drink my Soul, 2021

Make way for Love, 2021

IF LOVE IS LIKE THE RIVER, THEN I'M DROWNING


Tutto quello che so  (all I know)

the river flows to the sea
the river swells in the spring

there are invisible swirls
without words of regret
the river flows to the sea
the mountains bringing shade
and that is an oppression
your eyes are glowing darkly
raising questions in my soul
the sun deep purple blue
and fatherless the sky
I do not know your body
nor do I know your habits
my blood flows by its nature

like the river
and l'amor









SHOW ME THE SOURCE



Take me to the source
take me to love
take me to wisdom
where it flows
there where the light is
take me where I belong
there where I see
there where I know


Breng me bij de bron
breng me bij de liefde
breng me bij de wijsheid
daar waar het stroomt
daar waar het licht is
breng mij daar waar ik hoor
daar waar ik zie
daar waar ik weet

I AM HUMAN


I 'm not calm

I'm not strong

I'm not brave


I am human

Nothing more then human


Epilogue

Verzasca, Valley of Love Valley of Pain


When you least expect it nature find our weakest spot. 

From 19 september 2021 untill 17 octobre 2021 and from 5 decembre 2021 untill 16 february 2022 I in stayed in the artist in residency of VerzascaFoto. On the 21th of January 2022 I slipped away on the very rock I loved. I broke a bone in my back. And learned that in the mountains the circumstances can change from one on the other moment. Like from a sunny day into an imprentable fog. And so it happend with me. The fall brought an important change in my life. It brought my litterly back to the very basis: The fragility of my body. Despite the pain, I am very grateful to have been through.


Meta Knol art director of Museum De lakenhal in Leiden wrote me the text below:


If you want true passion, you need to be with Tessa de Swart (1984). She has no limits on expression. By shamelessly showing her own emotions she appeals to our own shame. Whoever looks at her work cannot suppress some embarrassment. Everything screams fragility and helplessnes. The need for salvation is great, but it is not fulfilled: "Hold me, free me, take me, drink me, trust me" can be read in her work. All the floodgates are open. Tessa de Swart scratches her cries on paper, chalks her longing on bridges and streets, writes away like a madwoman. She exaggerates, overwrites herself, eliminates herself, imposes herself. Temptation, the heart, the sea, the body, the pain, the hope, it all passes by. But you sense that it is a hopeless story, and that is what makes this work so poignant. Fortunately, her despair is of a touching honesty. And of a naivety that sometimes surmise some irony. Although she makes visual art, text seems to be the main conductor of her emotions. It is easy to unhook from this form of unbridled honesty, but let's not forget that she reveals a passion that is present in many, if not all of us, and that we generally manage to cover with a fine layer of outer cover. The work of Tessa de Swart is thereby also a recognizable ode to the human defect.


Currently,  I translate my deep experiences into photography, drawings and poems.  The process is ongoing and because of my recovering it goes not so quick. But on this webpage you can see already some of the results. A nice vision for the future would be to make an exhibition and book of these works. If you like you can always pick up contact with me to share ideas and creativity.


Many thanks to all my beloved and their help.


There are myriads of spirits to protect you., Love, Tessa




ALL THE WORKS ARE FOR SALE

EVERY PIECE IS AN UNICA


Price includes frame, international travel transport and tax

Below an indication



30x40 cm1200 euro

40x56 cm 1900 euro 

50x70 cm 2300 euro


Bigger size price on request


tessadeswart@hotmail.com