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This body of work references the physical absence and ill health of my mother (after the death of my father) and the garden she used to tend and it was initiated at a time when my family was trying to ensure that her home and garden were kept in a perpetual state of constancy.
In these images, I explore the relationship of memory, place and time using various forms of digital painting.
Exploring the shadows and the threat of other forces beyond our control, I investigate the fragility of our past and of our family memories and how change is an inevitable process – always threatening. Altered dimensions and gradual transitions are central to the work with memories of self and place intertwined and in constant change.
The prevalence of shadows, use of transformative colours and of moving images and fabric especially signify these processes for me.
There are various types of digital paintings in the exhibition, ranging from still and moving digital images to a digital image printed on fabric, painted over and then rephotographed and re-printed on aluminium composite panel.