Tracing painful memories
This work reflects the nature of both collective and personal trauma.
Exploring family memories, I used family photos of my late grandmother. Her death is the most painful experience in my life, and I have still not got over it yet. I realise that this is because family experiences are often where our most painful memories and emotions come from. Even though the viewer would not know the person shown in the photos, they will be able to see parallels between this and their own family memories.
I feel that by sharing personal stories, personal can be universal and connect to others. Not being able to see the details would advocate for the sharing of the sorrow surrounding the work. My personal story could be transferred the whole of our story by the act of obscuring.