Acrylic and paper on primed cotton 92 x 188 cm 90 x 200 x 20 cm
The artwork originated from a recent memory. “Memory 1” portrays the exact moment that is impressed in my mind through the use of a figurative subject, words, color and negative space. By mixing paint strokes, pieces of a poetry and negative space; I tried to translate the feelings that arise when I think about this memory.
The creative process of “Memory 1” was highly based on intuitive decisions, allowing chance to overpower. While I was painting the figure on the cotton sheet I noticed that the paint was staining the paper I positioned behind the medium. Once the acrylic dried, some parts of the artwork stuck to the paper behind therefore creating the rough texture I obtained once I separated the two sheets. I decided to present both to the public.
“Memory 1” was presented at the Latrobe College of Art and Design end of the year exhibition, inside the frame of a door.
People walked around the painting and were invited to touch it.