Family skin was a series of works that began with the depictions of the female line on my fathers’ side which later developed into ‘forget me not’ which are more personal introspective pieces. It was born from a curiosity about the connection to heritage that is so deep within other cultures, yet as a European New Zealander is somehow lacking. Assemblage and embellishment is used with images and personal items to create a relationship between the photograph and the memory. Some are based on the direct experience and others had to be built up solely on images or subjective descriptions from others. With all of these works I was interested in the way we view or remember those around us, how our perspective can change and how memory is intrinsically tied to photographs.
All images & content © ANNA KORVER 2013