My artwork aims to examine the relationship between psychoanalytical theory and its relation to loss and grief. My artwork deals with the role of the object in the grieving process and examines how objects can act as markers and memory cues for relationships and emotional connections once had.
“It is through this process of connecting now with the past by way of imagination that the griever can proceed through the object of remembrance from regret and disbelief to a more positive comprehension of absence” – Pat Kirkham in Gender Objects
I am interested in the idea of art being viewed as a cathartic vehicle that allows the viewer to connect and come to terms with a personal loss, or an expression of communal mourning. My work aims to evaluate to what extent artwork can go beyond the limits of the personal and explore the potential of art to convey a universal understanding of the notion of grief.
The idea of art being an adequate means of rendering the intangible subject matter of death, the expression of loss, and the function of the object in memorialising a loved one influences my practice. I use materials such as once loved objects, home movies and family photographs to create my work. I try to work with and manipulate the objects, films and photographs to create a more positive comprehension of someone’s loss by turning these found objects into a ‘domestic alter’ and ‘icons of memorial’.
I hope you enjoy my work.
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