“Layers of Memory”

 

mind-vision

Acrylic, ink and charcoal on 300 gsm. paper, 50cm. x  70cm.

I have come to regard memory – like my process of abstract painting – as never fixed, always in flux and infused by the multitude of present moments of recollection.

Memories – or the affective experiences that stimulate the memories – remain as invisible guides in my work, or perhaps are embodied within it.  Laying down images then intuitively erasing or overpainting to form new images suggests a link between creativity and memory itself.  Such a process of revising previous events, renders memory as active and always partially elusive.

 

 

Author: David Carroll - Visual Artist

Born in 1947 in North Wales, David migrated to Australia in 1970 with his wife and children. He graduated from Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. with a Bachelors Degree of Visual Art (Honours). Davids artwork is inspired by memory; but rather than depict specific events, he reflects emotional situations, infused by present moments of recollection. In 2017 David was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which has profoundly effected his artwork. He uses colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create a personal visual story.

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