My artmaking involves experimenting with printmaking and drawing to explore how memories – collective and personal – may be revealed, transformed by the passage of time both materially and psychologically.
By abrading and embossing the substrate I choose degradation as a signifier for the erosion of memory. Subsequent layers of construction and repair imply revision and invention, reflecting the way memory can be understood as a creative act. I connect the process of interpreting traces from the past with the activities of archaeology. Like the archaeologist revealing artefacts, the viewer unearths and extracts meaning from my work.