Read yesterday's post to see the inspiration that sparked this piece.
I rejoined my artist's journey in 2015 [after a twenty-year break] with creating image-based family trees. The designs were inspired by graffiti. [You can see some of this work on my Instagram feed. You'll have to scroll through quite a way though]
As I played around with this piece, I found myself unintentionally revisiting some of those same motifs. The combination of family history and the history of a place/building caught my imagination and I just rolled with it.
I love the idea that whoever passes through a place leaves a trace of themselves behind and as I looked through old family photographs, I found some images from my mother's first holiday with her friends when she was a teenager taken in a photo booth and indoor fair in Blackpool. I also came across some photographs of myself as a small girl at the same location fifteen (or so) years later.
As the photos came part way through the process, it made for a messy piece, but I'm beginning to grasp the layered, weathered look I've been shooting for. I just need to nail the composition...
That's tomorrow's challenge.