WALKING THROUGH A MEMORY
21 FEBRUARY-14 MARCH 2020
Walking through a memory is a mixed media collection of work exploring the direct
experience and its influence over our consciousness and experience of a place. It transforms
the psychology of phenomenology to present an experience of being in the Australian
landscape. A place that is old and full of memory.
The exhibition deconstructs the formal representations of a landscape by focusing on the
details, movements, and feelings becoming a play between perspective, light, textures and
forms. Becoming a representation of my relationship with the Blue Mountains; emotionally,
physically and spiritually.
It is communicated through charcoal fragment and acrylic paintings and a patterned light
that filters across the floor. It demonstrates the influence that natural forms have over our
bodies, allowing an awareness of the sensations that arise in a given place. These visual
signs evoke deep memories and connections with the physical environment that humans
inhabit. These strengthen our understanding of the inherent value these places have to
enliven our own sense of liveliness, as well as our mental and physical well-being.