Nostalgia Cannot..., installation view, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This was shot at the Converge Magazine Social a few weeks ago. I submitted work from the Family Pieces series. Thanks Jill Cardwell!! (see her work here).
Both these works come from a larger series titled Family Pieces, a collection of family photographs revisited as fragile graphite drawings on mylar. Through a material process of concealing and revealing the images are blotted out or enhanced. This speaks to the reality of memory as an elusive vapor. Even in moments of perfect lucidity the mind cannot recall every detail to its fullest. This process of constructing and deconstructing has become integral to the creation of Family Pieces. The layering of fabric and mylar bring a tangible nature to the passage of time, nostalgia, and hidden histories.