Family Album 09
Dimensions: 16cm x 16cm
Thermal transfer screen print and stencil on aluminium
Old photographs of anonymous people from an earlier century, were obviously once contemporary and the marked occasions were recent memories. Now looking at a theatrical shot of a group of children, you wonder about the individuals; you read so much into their expressions. How did their lives turn out, were their hopes and dreams fulfilled? To me these children represent our fleeting lives, their poses and stares remind us of the quote ‘As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you shall be’.
The interest in impersonal photographs is curious, they no longer have any real identity but also copies of these photos must exist carefully annotated in cherished family albums leading to a co-existence of remembered and imagined lives.