Work Part of 'Wish You Were Here' at the Perth Centre For Photography

A piece that was part of the 2017 group exhibition 'Wish You Were Here'.

'Wish You Were Here' was a photo object ode to the souvenir. Mass produced objects made for a tourist market often displaying a local or national pride or peculiarity.

Regarding the process:
A digital photo print translated to stencil that was used to reproduce a painted version of the image on Australian pine with spray paint and varnish.

Regarding the concept:
The original photograph was seen to be the souvenir and memory of the place and time. The pine sourced from Bunnings adds to the mass produced Australian nature.

I enjoy the transition of the memory/souvenir from; initial moment, to photograph, to print, to stencil, to paint. Each interpretation changing and confusing the memory.