Why do we “revisit” memories or places, real or imagined? What is memory? Or imagination, for that matter?
This scene is strangely reminiscent of scenes I have painted in the past and yet it is its own. As I revisit memories from my past over the next few weeks, memories of events that were (and remain) intensely significant I am reminded, visually through this practice of painting, that there is no stationary position from which to view and experience a memory. And I am struck again at the odd ways that imagination “re-imagines” itself through my hand and my paints.
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