meditating on memory

“The Accident,” 2010


“In Yellow,” 2011
“Caja,” 2011

“The Widow,” 2011
“The Adulterer,” 2011

“Daydreamer 1,” 2011

Julie Cockburn’s found and altered photographs and paintings retrieve old idealized portraits and reorganize them from once posed self-projections into majestic  and sculptural images, picking at nostalgia and meditating on memory.

The unknown ladies of their time are suddenly confined within their seemingly fire-worked scaffoldings.

She plays with traditional portraiture-how we wish to be seen by others-by caging them with color; kaleidoscoping their hazy beauty.

See more of her work here.

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