"Memories and Recollections"

 

I have become fascinated with the past—in particular, with stories of long-gone relatives. Through copying and recopying, I transform vintage family photos and then digitally print them onto canvas. In this enlarged image, I can re-imagine the life of my ancestor and mentally converse with them-- remembering stories of their hopes and daily lives.  The painting becomes a visual translation of both memory and imagination, picturing past locales and people in a nostalgic soft focus.

 

By visually experiencing my history, I make sense of my present day life through these ancestral “souvenirs from the past.”

Remembering Grass Valley, 1926
60"x 48" SOLD
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering Grass Valley, 1926
detail SOLD
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering Marin Hills, 1943
48"x 36"
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering Marin Hills, 1943
detail
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering Palm Desert, 1930
48"x 36"
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering Palm Desert, 1930
detail
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering Atherton, 1926
60"x 48"
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering Atherton, 1926
detail
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering Santa Cruz, 1928
60"x 48"
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering Santa Cruz, 1928
detail
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering San Francisco, 1888
detail
48"x 36"
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering San Francisco, 1888
detail
48"x 36"
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering St. Helena, 1870
48"x 36" SOLD
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
Remembering St. Helena, 1870
detail SOLD
printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen
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Remembering Grass Valley, 1926

detail SOLD printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen