Saturday, January 14, 2012

the ghosts of memories past

I was debating whether or not I should post these, but I finally decided to...

I'm spending the year working on my thesis collection, which has grown out of an obsession with the french phenomenologist Gaston Bachelard. I'll admit to having only scratched the surface of understanding his writings, but what really hooked me was his link between the essential concept of the home and the experience of daydreaming. A sort of magical book, like a fairytale.

Anyways, after many months of editing, here are my final illustrations for the looks I will be completing over the next three months.

I hope you enjoy them.

Collection 01. The Solitude of Daydreams

Rare moments of self-reflection often come to us when we are alone.
In these moments, memories of people, places, feelings appear like ghosts and drift across one another. Like a montage in a film, these images of our memories become juxtaposed in a new and strange succession.

We relive intimate moments of home, feelings of comfort and safety, spaces where we have escaped into daydreams. As each new layer of memory becomes interlaced, a stream of vivid images constructs itself before our eyes. Familiarity clings to these images, until they are rendered unfamiliar in their juxtaposition.

Like a haunting from the past tinted with the colour of imagination, we experience

the daydream.






Also, I have updated my portfolio a bit, if you'd like to take a look.