Archives for the month of: April, 2012

The jar acts like a photo frame whereas the oil preserves the photograph and gives it an aged glowing effect. Our memories are our eternal possessions that we try to hold onto and cherish forever.

Photographs have the ability to construct our identity in terms of history and narrative. In this piece I have transferred a collection of my childhood photographs together and used embroidery to capture moments in time using lyrics by Taylor Swift as they are relatable and inspiring to me. Within this piece there is also a contrast between the processes used in terms of  the quickness of the image transfer and the slowness of embroidery. I am attracted to the tangible nature of the fabric and choose canvas because of its neutral colour. For me, photography is a way of communicating an emotion, a story, a feeling, a snapshot of a moment that you can look back on in years to come and instantly be transported back to that place or time.