HoneymoonRegular price $525.00
- Dimensions: 8 x 8 inches
- Materials: image transfers, oil, and collage on panel
- Year: 2019
I often consider why we save items from the past. Is it a fear of letting go? A way of finding comfort? In this work, I layered scanned images from slides of my parent’s honeymoon along with a painting from my own memories. Meshing together past and current events creates a new image in time.
I see nature as a metaphor for time. I manipulate fragments from the natural environment such as flowers, weeds, and everyday objects that I collect from places like my backyard or from loved ones; to cast or transfer onto a surface in order to attempt to preserve the memories connected to these beings, specimens, objects, and plants. In the effort to preserve beauty, I invariably confront a loss of image and the grotesque may appear. I am in constant awe of nature and obsessed with documenting it. Knowing the beauty will fade, decay, rot, and discolor, I want to savor the moment.