My practice considers a personal past using family memorabilia, specifically on my maternal side. Responding to physical items and narratives, the 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 grandparents and mother (then 5 years old) moved to Australia fleeing Czechoslovakia. 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 inherited cultural and anecdotal stories. The work aims to evoke the memory of a past era by playing out an act of visual remembering.