Dympna: The Fragility of Thread and Existence
My series explores my Grandfather's anticipatory grief for the impending death of my Grandmother. The work investigates the clothing that was once a major aspect of her identity, and how it has become the longest surviving subject of my Granddads' obsessive need to 'downsize'. The precise composition highlights the intimate details and traces in the fabric, and works as a signifies for my grandmother, without dictating whether she is present in the photograph. Drawing attention to Roland Barthes, and his publication Camera Lucida, my work considers the theory that an object can trigger an emotional response or memory associated with it. This is prevalent within my work as all three garments prompt vivid memories of my grandmother.
Lucy Cassidy • Annie Evans • Thomas Huw Evans • Vera Hadzhiyska • Annabelle Hall • Aimee Harvey • Ben Hatherly • Sam MacAlpine • Ryan Munday • Archie Munro • Harry Murphy • Sarkiz Mutafyan • Robart Nikolchev • Alisha Payer • Robbie Spotswood • Steven St John • Aaron Stewart • Vytaute Trijonyte • Saesha Ward • Cameron Webb • Rhiannon Wiggs •