Traces

 

Using memory as a tool to my art, I have been exploring and researching narrative of memory, traces of past history, and the layers and surfaces that remain left behind, exploring lines of direction, forms and colour. Original imagery from photographs of a derelict wall on the edge of St James Hospital, Dublin. Painted from traces of paint from a larger work that I was working on in my studio. Paint physically left behind on brushes and on tape and rags, placed on a new canvas to create something new and exciting. The use of gesture sweeping brush strokes, saturated colour, subtracting paint with turpentine to interchange with the traces of marks and colour left behind. This was an experimentation of methods and materials to manipulate the outcome to differ from the original painting from which my materials originated.