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Mutable Memories
RMIT
Melbourne
(2020-2021)

My MFA project during 2020-21.
This project draws upon associative memory and how it responds to the dissemination of media images through sense impressions, such as colour. Through a combination of paint and lens-based media (such as photography and projection). Paint and colour are treated as an atmospheric light repeatedly scrubbed and layered over images, to create impressions that repeat and rearrange the picture. These paintings achieve a jewel-like depth of colour that has formed over time through multiple glazes of transparent paint. Small fragments of the photograph are at times exposed through the surface paint. I glean snapshot photography from internet and archival sources, a place where private memories and experiences are made available to the public, and their original source of creation have been lost. For me, internet images are a source of ephemeral material, easy to source but the author becomes lost in their repetition and rediscovery. 
I'm interested in the dynamic process of repetition and recollection, using the suggestion of an image and glossy surface that captures conditions that surround it (like light) to bring us to the present. The split between the present and the past (as expressed through the medium of media images) aims to take us away to another place within our own mental atlases. 

Flight
2021
Acrylic, ink jet photo-print, canvas

Flight (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, ink jet photo-print, canvas

Wave
2021
Acrylic, ink jet photo-print, canvas

Dive
2021
Acrylic, laser photo transfer, canvas

Dive (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, laser photo transfer, canvas

Slide
2021
Acrylic, ink jet photo-print, canvas

Slide (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, ink jet photo-print, canvas

Ground I
2021
Acrylic, canvas

Ground I (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, canvas

Ground I (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, canvas

Ground II
2021
Acrylic, canvas

Ground III
2021
Acrylic, ink jet photo-print, canvas

Ground IV
2021
Acrylic, studio debris, canvas

Ground IV (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, studio debris, canvas

Ground IV (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, studio debris, canvas

Chrome (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, ink jet photo-print, paper

Melt (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, ink jet photo-print, paper, painters tape

Post (Detail)
2021
Acrylic, ink jet photo-print, paper, painters tape

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation

Mutable Memories
2021
Installation