Visualizing Memories

Finland | 2009

The work „visualizing memories“ is the attempt to visualize memories collected by the artist during her stay in Finland.

The traditional panel did not seem appropriate to capture memories. Memories are elusive, hardly ever concrete. In this work, the artist wanted to show this elusive character of memories. The process of remembering was more important than the result of having produced finalized paintings. Thus, Karin used one canvas where on she painted layer after layer. Each layer represents one memory, or one fragment of a memory. Photographs were used as tool to capture the process of visualization.