Memento Project 3

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Based on one of my own mementos , a plastic pregnancy sick which was the first confirmation that my daughter existed,  and I felt a beautiful form in itself.   I wanted to remake this stick into something that looked precious, and so reflected my feelings about it.

It was remade into this jewellery- like object, using 3D printmaking, and from a form made on computer aided design,  It is gold plated  and contains two pearls from my mother’s broken pearl necklace, which had been in turn left to my daughter.  This seemed to unite the three generations in the piece.   I chose the black and red box as it felt very womb like, and so seemed to fit the project.

Memento Project 2

 

Restoration

A series of studies in film of our relationship with mementos this film related to my own memento of my father.  Given by me as a child  to my father for his Birthday, and carried by him for many years before he died.  The process was like getting to know more about him through an adults eyes.  The film plays with time reinstating something as was then bringing it back to the present.

 

Exile – Imperfect Trees

A collaboration between myself and poet/ writer./ artist Maureen Sangster . A country lane near my home was the stomping ground of generations of young people and children all who left their marks on the trees.  These form a timeline from 1948 onwards.  The visuals were taken and edited by myself and the poem produced in response to the place and my images by Maureen.  This film was shown in Cupar Arts Festival 2010 in The Silo and on Cupar Bandstand, as well as Stanza Poetry Festival, St Andrews 2011.

 

 

 

The Cupar Silo 2010

Train Hypnotics

Taken from video clips on trips between Dundee and London, I was wanting  to describe a journey in pictures and express the hypnotic quality of travelling by train.

 

 

Longlisted for Aesthetica Art Prize and shown in York 2014

Maureen’s Mothers Piano

One of a series of films exploring our relationship with keepsakes and mementos.  the baggage we inherit and how we feel about it.  These were the result of an unstructured interview where Maureen expresses her feeling about a piano left to her by her mother.