A Sentimental Life
To look back upon a lifetime and if you could have known then what you know now. It started off as nostalgia but what I yearn for is not an idealized form, it is a love story, between the past and myself. The story reveals how past and present are absorbed into one another through the immersive experience of lives which have preceded my own. When these are connected together a new moment is born. My work is an investigation into my grandmother's hoarding of ephemera and personal items. For years this trait was a point of amusement, yet rediscovered it has taken me on an emotional journey, which is not only a piece of work but a body of knowledge about my own life's history which proves to be invaluable and indescribable.
Verity Allen • Barbara Balmer • Katie Broome • Chris Cockerill • Emily Horton • Sophie Johnson • Carl Jones • Sophia Keenan • Sharon Mosey • Eliane Mueller • Tabitha Sparey • Julie Wem •