Emma Wood

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MEMORIES OF A MAIDEN

Searching for Nana
in albums, home and traces.
Prints present the past.

This project endeavours to convey a visual representation of the passage of time. While exploring family archives, feelings of distance and separation ripple as memories form inside the frames of the photographs. Threads drift from familiar tales. While tangible traces show imprints of her domestic reality.

To mould the unstable nature of the memory I test the print as an object through the act of destroying then re-assembling, as a means of showing the tension between what was and what now is, by going beyond the frame. Layered with links to each other the content conveys my relationship to the subject.

In searching for the maiden I search for myself.