Portrait one, 2013, mounted print on photo rag, 65 x 41cm 

Portrait one, 2013, mounted print on photo rag, 65 x 41cm 

My practice manifests itself in looking into a personal past using family memorabilia, specifically on my motherʼs side. Responding to items, the created work offers visual links, engaging with a personal history. Altering and playing with memories has led me to create new and interchangeable ways of viewing these past events.

In the late 60s my grandmother, grandfather and mother (4yrs) moved to Australia fleeing Czechoslovakia. I have become increasingly interested in the circumstances surrounding their immigration and communication with remaining relatives overseas.

I see myself as the last person to document and discover stories linking back to a past life. Allowing for my own participation, I piece together an understanding of the circumstances or create an alternate. The work aims to evoke the memory of a past era by playing out an act of visual remembering.