Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition
3 - 14 November 2014
Closing Night: Thursday 13th of November, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
This project set out to present a body of work that probes the relationship between recollecting and imagining, and represents a visual expression of identity through memories.
Having resided in five different countries, I have spent most of my life continually recollecting the images of different lands in my memory. As I revisited those places forgotten memories were refreshed and established ones updated with new information - a new perspective, forming layers of renderings. Time has warped these memories. Yet we have no other resource as our reference to the past, except memory itself. It is the recollection of forms, light and reflections, sensory and emotional triggers that my work explores.
Seeking a way to encode my ideas through a series of mark making experiments, memory found its expression as ribbon that flows through a page, folds back on itself, overlaps and communicates with the space around it.
The 'things' remembered are intrinsically associated with places while a foreigner seeks that country called a beyond, an invisible and promised territory that does not exist but that he bears in his dreams.