‘you were here’ series

02.28.2010

youwerehere

These pieces are all from my mixed media series You Were Here. I’m trying to be more eco-conscious, so instead of buying fresh new white canvases, I’ve been searching through thrift shops for old ‘Bob Ross-esque’ landscapes to insert my childhood photos into. I’ve been trying, through all sorts of mediums and imagery, to convey a sense of nostalgia and childhood memories… and I think, with this series, that I’m finally there. What I do know for sure is that I haven’t enjoyed making art this much, well, ever… so that alone is a victory. My favourite piece is the girl scout, complete with God’s Eye embroidery… a must-have craft at every girl scout camp-out.

*lots more to come in this series… i’ll post them as soon as they’re finished.