Beyond the Surface

Beyond the Surface No.2

These memory boxes layer memory and place to create ‘scapes that are simultaneously personal and public.

Whilst the found boxes relate on a personal level to a family history of regular unpacking and packing of boxes of belongings and childhood slideshows of our travels, the images explore different personal experiences and memories of a particular area at various times, encouraging a re-examining  of environment and personal relationships to space.

In ‘Beyond the Surface No.2’, I have taken the memories of people I interviewed who live in an area near my studio, and where I lived for many years, as my starting point for creating new composite images. These final images are a combination of photographs from both the original series and new work, providing not necessarily an accurate mapping of the area but a representation of personal histories.