Growing Up

There is a lot of anxiety nowadays concerning children. As adults we perceive the world as a threatening place and as a consequence we tend to overprotect our children.

In the past (seventeenth century) we created the concept of childhood and great things were achieved to protect children from child labor, sexual abuse, neglect and violence.

In the 1950s we created the myth of the innocent child where childhood was the perfect place to indulge our nostalgia.

By the end of the seventies this romantic idea of childhood already began to erode.

The intent of this project is to follow not only the physical but also the psychological changes in a child through the years from the age of two up to adolescence and to observe the confused boundary between innocence and experience, childhood and adulthood.