My studio practice deals with notions of history, memory and childhood exploring the various relationships between these topics within the field of contemporary art. Having explored techniques and processes within the language of painting, my work produces familiar visuals and signs through layering. Through developing these processes in my project, the methodology is consistent.
My current project contains a body of work that I have been making for my degree show. in the development of my work, I use primary sources such as photographs in which I make drawings from. The use of an overhead projector features withing my process, to trace and overlap imagery and to experiment with scale. The working processes are integral to the development of my work, and I have become fascinating with processes of the surface and how removing and adding elements curate a particular presence. This continuation of removing and layering are relative to the history of the surface being built up. The topic of memory is depicted through imagery and text within the work. Memories becoming faint overtime become shadowed.
The sense of depicting emotion within my practice is embedded within the surface quality. The directness of immediate energy can be expressed through drawing and painting.
The work shows an emotion of reliving and the need to hold onto these memories. The work in relation to the audience I feel it is open for interpretation. Some elements provide a curiosity and when viewing you see hints of imagery. There is a certain amount of information that allows you to fill in the blanks yourself.