If one person held fond memories of mine, just because they are no longer here , does that mean i can not create new memories involving them.
I will be taking out items of clothing, belonging to my grandfather and hanging them in settings which is un familiar to me.
Firstly, these places will be derelict, moving into outdoor settings, then into public spaces.
These will hang next to a written memory I have with him, along side the piece of clothing and photo. I will allow the public to walk up, touch, see and read my memory. documenting the interaction along the way.
He would laugh if he knew what I was doing, and ask me why im not still painting ‘those lovely paintings’ any more.
I was asked who my top 5 influences within photography were. I listed my five, I was then asked to talk about one of them.
I picked this image, taken by my grandmother. The man you see is my late grandfather.
Having grown up trawling through the memories my grandmother has captured, I actually began seeing her style of taking pictures, being used within my own work. Her composition and how she captures people and ‘things’ within her works are beautiful.
By taking an image which my grandmother took, I attempted to capture an old image on a new back drop. reflecting her choice in composition I wanted to extent the image against different grounds.
This task has really made me look closer then the nearest art book and made me realize who my inspiration and natural mentor really is – Ill have to text her and tell her, she will be thrilled!
Have you ever thought about taking a picture of your memory box? I did. So I thought I would
share with you a small piece of my past. I have more then one memory box, and I am happy
to share them all with you.
Im going to ask other people to share with me their personal memory box. Project to continue over time. watch this space.