This artwork was part of a project for an end of year degree show. The project was based around the time of childhood, a time when we are learning and gathering the information around us. Our childhood events are stored into the subconscious or unconscious mind. In a physical sense we store objects, memorabilia etc away into boxes. This significant part of my life lead me on a personal exploration through family photo’s.
Through observing how we mentally construct the world around us, this painting consists of architectural structures which portray aspects of the psyche. The conscious mind being our reality, what makes sense to us, and the unconscious mind consisting of fragments of reality which are stored away, this area is illogical and nonsensical.
This painting is painted in a way which reflects this idea. In some areas the paint is moulded in a precise, restricted manner and in other areas the paint is applied in a loose manner with runs and drips to suggest a sense of fluidity, the constant state of flux in which our minds exist.