A New Narrative of Time: time and space mediated through the medium of painting
Through a mediation across time and between images this project explores the many and varied perspectives thrown back and reflected onto a represented past. The aim is to bring these perspectives into some alignment to draw a connection between the past and present. Somehow drawing the past and present closer, as if I might get close enough to synthesize the two. The project arises from the sense of longing that came out of looking at a personal family archive of photographs; an exploration of the sense of longing takes place within the act of painting. This project hopes that through the act of painting new connections might be drawn and new narratives of time opened up in an unreal painted space. This project is an attempt at gaining perspective on myself as a product of this genealogy and these represented moments. The performance of painting opens up the possibility of re-experiencing and connecting with the past, even if just for a fleeting moment.