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Ambivalent Memories



Paper, pencil, charcoal, Found object  


Sheffield, UK



This installation explores the subject matter of memory. The artist’s early childhood was spent in house no.10 in Qatar - a home which originally housed four families until a recent reconstruction transformed the building’s capacity to fifteen families of workers.


This project presents the artists recurring childhood memories, expressing these thoughts as something tangible, intimate and necessarily personal. Through mapping the deconstruction of her childhood home, ‘Ambivalent Memories’ considers romanticised memories, detachment and a sense of loss.


Line drawings have been made through the application of multiple layers, where the artist builds compositions with the use of repetition platform to mimic the layers of memories and time. The layering technique allows the artist to recreate the memory into more than one print, refining or exhausting the memory in mind.

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