annette smith artist
This work is based on a found collection of old holiday and family slides. Redolent of transience and loss, they can be seen as a poetic metaphor for memory, a vital but elusive property. The banal meets the sublime in these souvenirs of an unrecoverable past.
Their distressed condition not only reveals the passage of time, but also removes the image from its tie to a particular event. It enters the subjective space of the viewer’s imagination, and resonates with the viewer’s own memories and experience; memories that are constructed, on both personal and cultural levels, through a transformational process of selective repetition.