Artist: Christiane Vleugels
Land of Origin: Belgium
We often regret certain choices in life, decisions and actions that were taken and can not be undone. Sometimes these regrets follow us around throughout the years and are often hard or even impossible to shake loose. That is why, according to Christiane, it is of great importance to forgive ourselves from time to time, because there is little use in dragging around guilt when often this burden is laid upon our shoulders by ourselves.
Absolution is when the Priest wipes our slates clean by using holy water. The religious aspect of this is only a symbol: Absolution is more about self-forgiveness and female empowerment: the model uses holy water to wash her sins away. White Tulips are a symbol for forgiveness, purity honor, and holiness while water is a life force and a symbol of self reflection.