Someone To Watch Over You

by Chantal

Someone To Watch Over You, 2009.

Someone To Watch Over You, 2009. Triptych. Wood, vintage photographs, carte de vistes, and newspaper cuttings. 83cm x 115cm x 3.5cm.

I’ve been working on this piece for a while and just got it done in time to submit it to the Artsway Open exhibition. For me it speaks of our significance or insignificance as individuals within history. How fleeting and anonymous one life can seem in the framework of time and yet how we long to be known, to be seen, to be called by name. Even the few individuals who we subjectively label as having a level of significance worthy for history to preserve are temporal. Their images and deeds may be recorded but the recollection of their identity is subject to change, manipulation, it is as vulnerable as our own personal memories. Time is relentless – it precedes us and will outlast our existence.

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