I referenced personal photographs to form photographic, veristic landscapes, paying homage to memories of home. The colour palette represents the blanketing effect the red dust has on South West Queensland, a place known for its earthly vermilion hues.
I reflected on memories associated with these homely places, proving that memories can be contained in a person, place or thing just waiting to be evoked and recalled. The value of the time invested in sketching the intricate lines and the layering of colours represents the value of the memory to me and the nostalgia I, like many others, have for home.
While investigating the concept of memory, I delved deeper into the memories I affiliated with the people in my life, treasured nostalgic objects and diverse places. I created four distinctive individual artworks, collectively portraying rural and regional Queensland, my place of origin. The artistry of Madelynn Mae Green and Gerhard Ritcher influenced my works through the way they reinterpret and reimagine memories to create a new personalised experience for themselves and audiences. Using colouring pencils as my choice of media, although simplistic, helped me to create layers of colour to depict the rough, scratched textures of the hostile outback.