Erasing memories 2012

“An afterimage or ghost image or image burn-in is an optical illusion that refers to an image continuing to appear in one’s vision after the exposure to the original image has ceased”   Wikipedia

Any photograph is a materialized image, to be seen and recognized long after the people or places in the photographs have ceased to be. Memory is an afterimage that may or may not become visual …

“Erasing memories“ (2012) is a double self-portrait inspired by a van Eyck painting and with an engraved, but later erased, image of the artist’s mother (1929 – 1994) to whom she bears a significant resemblance. „Memories – flowers and butterflies“ (2011) has, as a background, the ornament of white flowers from her mother’s wedding dress of  year 1954.

 

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