Drawings between my dad and Me
Meaning: love my dad!
This work is the creation of my own family album. My dad died when I was only 4. There is only one picture of those years in which we are together. It was carnival in 1987, a year before he passed away.
This project was born thanks to that photograph Gradually I am making a little and melancholic family album, playing with image and drawing or drawing and a colour spot. . I play with some visual elements, like the cat ears.
The image is a tool I use to run towards my memories and not the other way round. Every photograph involves some incomplete feeling. With it I travel to the past and live all this moments again.
The lines I draw rebuild the memories left outside the pictures but which are present in my memories. All those things I was told and I long for.
Drawing allows me represent what I miss and has became ephemeral. When I draw the lines, all my senses wake up.
Memory is everything. A body and a smell, a gesture, a movement, silence, some words, a caress or anything that can make me remember situations, feeling or sensations I couldn´t remember otherwise.