In parts of my work where I explore the ability to express one’s identity, textiles embody the vehicle with which identity can be actualized. Concurrently, I have grown comfortable with my photographic medium and understand my subconscious is longing to recreate prints I once learned in an analogue way. I spent a lot of time in the darkroom at the beginning of my art education, and presently I admire those developed images in particular. They remind me of images from my childhood because those were also black and white. As I survey these images I travel to the fleeting moments of my past, feeling nostalgic as I work with these new mediums.
I have incorporated this aesthetic into my large-scale replicas by using different print making processes. I have further developed my methods in screen-printing and alternative photo process printing onto textiles, connecting my interest fields wholly. The material veritably absorbs the photographic image, demonstrating how in society material can become imbued with meaning, memories and history.
From my Selfportrait-series 2015, Screenprint on textile at the group exhibition THE PALACE AT 4 A.M./ Archaeological Museum of Mykonos,
Curated by Iwona Blazwick, OBE,
Director, Whitechapel Gallery @whitechapelgallery &
Elina Kountouri, Director, NEON @neongreece
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