Memory Ambushed: The Ambiguity of Feeling is a body of work which aims to communicate through the shared experience of familiar feelings. The smallest unit of life is a cell, the building block of all living things. Each cell contains the cell genome, or DNA, which stores information. In reproduction, DNA is replicated and passed on to offspring so linking generations: each subsequent generation carries the DNA of its forebears.
My digital paintings are the offspring of my photography. I capture the world in digital photographs and scanned objects to record images in pixels. Each pixel is a capsule of information analogous to a cell containing DNA. I used these cells of information to make paintings, digitally recombining pixels from a myriad of images to create something new.
I print the composition onto canvas bringing forth the virtual painting into the material world. My practice involves the convergence of three art forms: photography, painting and printmaking.
Intended to be experienced on an emotive level, these interior landscapes may evoke past remembrances or an undefined sense of the familiar or a new, yet somehow appealing, expression. I work hard at developing a visually rich surface, using image fragments plucked from time’s continuum, reinvented to suggest the possibilities of a new narrative.
This art is about conveying emotion. Our lives are made up of disparate, individual events yet we are bound by shared emotions. In the community of strangers we often find ourselves living in, I aim to establish a connection with others through the human capacity to express emotion.