Maria Causa Salutis

As part of my graduating exhibition at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2006, I wrote a text which narrates the life of Mary in 33 chapters. I was inspired by a prayer card of Mary during a trip to Florence and inserted the image of her face in contemporary photographs of women in everyday situations.

The images and text are combined in the booklet, Maria Causa Salutis. The texts are a combination of ancient biblical texts and blog stories, which, in combination with the images, narrate the life of Mary in a modern context.

Mary’s life was defined by the conjunction of heaven and earth, and this booklet combines the heavenly and saintly with the mundane and the earthly.

The booklet Maria Causa Salutis is still for sale for € 10. Please send me an email if you’re interested in purchasing a copy.

In 2015 the booklet was exhibited at Museum De Hallen, Haarlem during the exhibition ‘O Muze!’.