Surfacing

The passage of time allows some things to be worn away, some to be seen again, and some to remain. One way or another, time leaves a mark on us. 

In this series I’m reacting to layers of paint and marks, sealing some places before new layers are added to preserve or lock moments in time, and pulling wiping or scraping some layers off to create a scar or reveal past layers. Like life.

I’m interacting with the legacy of word and thought gone before. There is reference to graffiti, ancient alphabets, marks and shapes that communicate without words.

I’ve incorporated quotes from St. Augustine, allowing parts of them to be seen as the layers collect on top. What surfaces is what is the loudest as it speaks through the layers. The places that whisper are the ones that intrigue me most.