In works using a variety of techniques, Mémoire évanescente (Fleeting Memory) explores the themes of erasure and mark making. Out of the experience of accompanying her aging father, the artist comes to reflect on loss, memory, and family ties. Clothes and bed sheets are used as canvases, evoking the body’s imprint, while diluted pigments, perforated paper and charred wood illustrate the world of her father’s past and his memory lapses and confusion.
Embroidery is central to the series. Requiring proximity to the material and long and patient work, the meticulous stitching conveys the intimacy of the artist’s relationship to her subject.