Daisy Patton – Forgetting Is So Long

I want it all!

I discovered the wonderful paintings by the american artist Daisy Patton not so long ago, and I totally fell in love with her works. This particular series really caught my eye, is called “Forgetting Is So Long” and the mixed media technique used is super intriguing.

Daisy collected found family photos, then she printed the pictures on a bigger surface and painted on them. The result is totally mind blowing, I really love the mix and match between a classic vintage portrait and her colors splash interventions.

This is what Daisy wanted to express with this art project:

By mixing painting with photography, I lengthen Roland Barthes’ “moment of death” (the photograph) into some semblance of purgatory. Not alive but not quite dead, each person’s newly imagined and altered portrait straddles the lines between memory, identity, and death. They are monuments to the forgotten.

Below a little selection of my favorite one, enjoy!

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Hitrecord – Childhood Collaboration 006

Childhood Collab!

This is the last batch of collages realized for this project. I hope you enjoy!

I experimented through the Hitrecord website on vintage portraits that users share on this portal. For the first time I wanted to work on images of people that can recognize themseves in the pictures. This was a big challenge, I was terrified by the idea to manipulate a portrait of someone that is part of the memories “attached” to it. I wanted to create a connection between the images and also to give to these photos a personal interpretation.

The result is a body of work composed of 64 postcard sized photo reproductions of 5 selected retro portraits. I will put them in little groups of 10 or so. The project is part of the Childhood collaboration.

Hitrecord – Childhood Collaboration 005

Childhood Collab!

This is a new batch of collages realized for this project.

I experimented through the Hitrecord website on vintage portraits that users share on this portal. For the first time I wanted to work on images of people that can recognize themseves in the pictures. This was a big challenge, I was terrified by the idea to manipulate a portrait of someone that is part of the memories “attached” to it. I wanted to create a connection between the images and also to give to these photos a personal interpretation.

The result is a body of work composed of 64 postcard sized photo reproductions of 5 selected retro portraits. I will put them in little groups of 10 or so. The project is part of the Childhood collaboration.

Hitrecord – Childhood Collaboration 004

Childhood Collab!

This is a new batch of collages realized for this project.

I experimented through the Hitrecord website on vintage portraits that users share on this portal. For the first time I wanted to work on images of people that can recognize themseves in the pictures. This was a big challenge, I was terrified by the idea to manipulate a portrait of someone that is part of the memories “attached” to it. I wanted to create a connection between the images and also to give to these photos a personal interpretation.

The result is a body of work composed of 64 postcard sized photo reproductions of 5 selected retro portraits. I will put them in little groups of 10 or so. The project is part of the Childhood collaboration.

Hitrecord – Childhood Collaboration 003

Childhood Collab!

This is the third batch of collages realized for this project.

I experimented through the Hitrecord website on vintage portraits that users share on this portal. For the first time I wanted to work on images of people that can recognize themseves in the pictures. This was a big challenge, I was terrified by the idea to manipulate a portrait of someone that is part of the memories “attached” to it. I wanted to create a connection between the images and also to give to these photos a personal interpretation.

The result is a body of work composed of 64 postcard sized photo reproductions of 5 selected retro portraits. I will put them in little groups of 10 or so. The project is part of the Childhood collaboration.