Further to my statement of intent (here) I decided to look through various old archive photos as a starting point for this project. There were 2 ideas I had:
- Fading boat – A photo from Mull of a decaying boat. Personally I find this boat very poignant and affecting. It is present in our photos but in the recent storms it had been washed away, so it is now just a trace. There are also underlying narratives and associations: memories of my father and also a reflection on the fishing industry / times past. All linking with ideas of loss.
- Nan as a young woman – an archive photo from my Mum. Her hairstyle is of a particular era / also many personal associations and memories I would like to explore.
Reduction woodcut – Boat