Imagined and Remembered Places
PrizeShortlist in Printmaking
â€˜Real images are engravings, for it is the imagination that engraves them on our memories. They deepen the recollections we have experienced, which they replace, thus becoming imagined recollectionâ€™
Gaston Bachelard, â€“ â€˜The Poetics of Space â€˜first published 1958, trans. Maria Jolas, Boston, Beacon Press 1969 p. 32
A series of â€˜landscapesâ€™ based around images of places and spaces visited, recorded, imagined and remembered. The works began by re-visiting photographs and sketches made at a particular time in a particular place. They are layered, much in the way memories are, and manipulated - things come to the fore, emerge then disappear. Technically there is a relationship to working with moving image and layered video and some images could be regarded as â€˜film stillsâ€™. The addition of scanned sketches and digital drawing intends to reference the time and place as recorded on paper and remembered on screen.