Reparation

This is my Reparation series of rust prints. I refer to themes of family and identity, grief and regret, disintegration and repair. I screenprint using family photos that are personal yet universal. My approach is haptic. I print but replace the use of ink with flocked iron filings. The image then rusts like evanescent memories and fading family dramas. A tarnished shadow creeps across the cloth and threatens to obliterate. A simple darning stitch alludes to the notion of repair, like an incantation to restore and recall. It is my way of warding off the inevitable decline of memory, to conjure and preserve.