A hundred years I slept beneath a thorn

Until the tree was root and branches of my thought
   - From The Traveller, Kathleen Raine

Revariantes is a group of portraits inspired by doubling, heautoscopy, and hawthorn folklore.

Revariante, I
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, II
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, III
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, IV
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, V
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, VI
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, VII
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, VIII
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, IX
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, X
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, XI
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, XII
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, XIII
2021
Gelatin silver print
Revariante, XIV
2021
Gelatin silver print
The term heautoscopy describes a reduplicative hallucination where one sees one’s own body at a distance. This can be considered as a possible explanation of the doppelganger phenomena or a form of bilocation. It can also be metaphorically linked to the principles of vision in general, where the eye provides sensory information before it is consciously realized. Therefore, perception of the world is asynchronous, with one consciously seeing the world not as it is now, but as it existed a moment ago.


The folklore surrounding hawthorn trees, their branches and thorns is ancient and extensive. In Greece, they were associated with the triple goddess Hecate and were sometimes worn as bridal crowns. They are also symbolically connected to boundaries and liminal spaces as well used for apotropaic practices.