Annabelle Dryden-Smith, My Mind’s Eye


My Mind’s Eye is a body of work based on my own family history who’s images are stored in shoe boxes for me to excavate like an archaeologist. I collect the images then reinterpret them from a subjective perspective. Where I cut the figures out of the image then take my stencils with me on a walk. I’m basing this on a combination of nostalgia, emotion and own life experiences. I hope to make visible the relationship between past histories, the things we recognise and foreground as the photographic. Where it can be said that the past of a human being is neither permanent nor fixed, but reconstructed in the present time using our own influences and knowledge.