Two bridges or Wondering which side of the bridge is Home

Ina Mar

Munich, Germany

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I would like to dedicate this to Adam Bogusz, whose bridges are the most amazing.
This is my first humble attempt to paint my bridges.

10.2×7in. (26×18cm)
ink, acrylics and upcycled musical partition collage on paper

Bridges are very important in life. They connect places and people, but they also separate them. What is life without connections and without separations?

Why do we give first kisses on bridges? Bridges are parallel worlds: Underneath the bridge, there is another life happening; before the bridge and after the bridge too. What happens on the bridge breathes in an imaginary space. Bridges are spaces with their own life – or even non-spaces. Perhaps for that reason we confuse bridges with dreams, so we are not afraid to realize our fantasies on them.

Why do tourists always take pictures on bridges? Standing on a bridge makes us feel strong, superior. We contemplate the world beneath the bridge and everything else seems so small. Bridges are most often over rivers and streams – the ephemerality of the streaming water under our feet makes us feel immortal. So we wish to have a portrait of ourselves in this superior position: strong, smiling, happy-looking, embracing our beloved ones, on the bridge, immortal.

Why do people choose to suicide by falling from bridges? Bridges are signs of resolving problems, of getting from one point to another, getting from the question or problem to the solution. People who choose suicide do not see an effective solution to their problem. So they defy the bridge as a symbol.

Why do homeless people choose bridges to live under? Bridges offer them protection – from rain, from cold, from the sun, from people’s eyes. I wish to believe that staying near the bridge also offers them the hope of connection with the rest of the world, the hope that they will sometime somehow be able to cross the bridge that separates them from society – or the opposite, the hope that the society will sometime cross the bridge that separates it from them.

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