The Princess Tower by Eleonora Ronconi
© 2012 Eleonora Ronconi

  • Artist Statement

    "This photograph, The Princess Tower is part of my series 'Once Upon A Time'.

    "As a kid I most cherished the trips my father and grandfather and I made to amusement parks. Perhaps these are more poignant as they both passed away when I was still young.

    "As an adult, I began to revisit some of these memories and parks, just after sundown, when tired families were heading home. Twilight evokes an ominous feel to the parks and the absence of people opens a space for me to create my own stories, just like when I was a child. There is a stillness that allows me to bring back my memories. I feel the echoes of my childhood and my family, and, even though they are no longer physically here, their presence is still palpable.

    "These photographs represent my past and my present. Not only do they remind me of fun and fantasy, but also of fear and uncertainty. The empty spaces remind me of what I have lost, but they also invite me for one last ride, one last adventure before the lights go out."