Lords of themselves

What does it mean to be a lord? Does it simply imply that one is better than other human beings and therefore entitled to exercise power over them, as the common use of the word suggests? Or are there other sorts of lordship, too? The visual inspiration for this installation has been the form of the dove as a symbol of the pure aspect of the human spirit that brings freedom and inner peace. In Christian iconography it stands also for the Holy Spirit, the force that inspires the motion of all entities in the universe. Being faithful to our true spirit is what makes us, after all, lords of ourselves, able to stand proud in a community of equals and stay in connection to our origins and our inmost nature – much like the loft of pigeons presented here, emerging from the foliage of an imaginary garden.