Ghosts for peace I
"I refer to my repetitive brushmarks as ghostings or ghosts. I begin with a brush laden with paint and count the strokes until the paint is very faint, not quite gone but still leaving a residue and an impression something like what a ghost does. Similarly, the ghost is a reference to memory or trauma, which leaves its impression sometimes strongly, sometimes faintly within us and in turn from us as humans on the planet. Jacques Derrida wrote in 1993 that ‘the future belongs to ghosts’. It is this idea, of a certain hauntology, a presence within an absence that lingers, that is central to these bodies of work."
Oil and gold leaf on Fabriano Tela paper
65 x 50 cm
Framed, fitted with museum glass
Photo by Mia Thom