"Archaic" is a conceptual photography project in which the main focus is on traditional symbolism, being inspired by an illustrated album made in 1909 by Dimitrie Comsa. In this album there are woodcarvings made on different objects found in Transylvania and Banat regions: sticks, spoons, spinning forks. 
The photographs were taken by projecting images of these objects on a nude depersonalised model, itself becoming a symbol of Primordial Mother. The impressive aspect is that many of symbols such as the sun, the cross, the flower, the tree of life, the octagon or the snake are common elements with other archaic cultures, which makes the whole concept not necessarily a traditional Romanian one, but universally availeble.

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