This titled work Hindsight explores reconstructing memory as a therapeutic measure for moving on from emotionally burdensome experiences. It revisits the past through a series of foundational ink drawings, video, and engraved glass sculpture. This project stemmed from the drawing Going.
The drawings act as an illustrative tool for reconstructing long term memories, made permanent through engraving acrylic glass sheets. The transparent engraved sheets are of a cryptic nature that play on the negative perceptions of tarnished glass. I intended to express a sense of concealment and fragility surrounding the idea of memories that are deemed sentimental or traumatic. As the work denotes autobiographical experiences, I aimed to filter such personal content through non-representational depictions.
acrylic glass, led light
900 x 600 mm
Photo credit: Honny Palayukan