2015 - 2016

Erased explores the way in which photography is indivisible to memory.  Each painting is made with the bleached photographic emulsion that has been stripped away from photographs of people recently deceased.  The emulsion is then collected, stored, and then re-printed onto archival paper. The images re-drawn are abstract impressions of the scenes originally depicted in the image.

 

The results are vague, obscure, unnervingly inaccurate - redolent of the fear and uncertainty that lingers amongst those in grief about a truth they despair the thought of losing. 

 

Inherent in the works is the ongoing conflict between the desire to remember, and the resistance to loss