I conceived this project by chance, while spending a few days in New York. Many umbrellas were lying just in front of me, abandoned, as though they had a will of their own and wanted to communicate with me. I was fascinated by the thought that these objects, which now stood abandoned in front of my eyes, once were seen as useful and precious. Again, I was fascinated by the thought that different people could share the same gesture and mood.

2009, ongoing