Overnight Overlap (W.I.P.)
If you could take a freeze frame of your brain when recalling a memory, what would that look like? This is the question that I’m trying to answer with this new series of charcoal & graphite drawings. How would a vivid, core memory look compared to one that’s slipping away? While many believe that it would look similar to a freeze frame from a movie, I strongly disagree. After extensive research, I believe that there are numerous factors that will manipulate the recollection subconsciously. Other memories that we categorize similarly to the one on hand will work its way into the frame. Also, dreams we have had can alter our memory slightly or entirely. I believe that the emotions we have attached to these memories can appear in the freeze frame as well, either manipulating subjects or showcasing itself organically. There are so many factors going on in our minds that it’s almost impossible to accurately depict such a task, which is why the challenge is so appealing to me.
This series also serves as a break from the “perfection” my hyperrealism strives for. While I love the technical aspects of hyperrealism, the constraints have been weighing on me for quite some time and I ultimately decided to take a short break from it. this series allows me to use emotion as a tool, rather than the end goal. I will be coming and going from this series throughout the next few years, so stay tuned to see how it ultimately develops. I can’t wait to share it with you.