PAINTING FROM DRAWINGS

Oil on wood panel, 8x10 inches.



Looking at these paintings and my drawings, I can instantly recognise the figures in them as being myself and members of my family. However I believe that if the figures were replaced by people from one's own head, then they would become moments from their own childhood memories.



When looking at things that are stereo-typically associated with childhood (parks, dolls houses etc), a strong nostalgic feeling, that I trust would be commonly felt among many people, is instilled. However, I question whether seeing these spark specific memories or if, more generally, you simply get the feeling of being familiar with the situation. I question the extent to which you fabricate memories. With moments such as these, so familiar, can they be universally experienced in the same way?