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.