Daisy Patton – Forgetting Is So Long

I want it all!

I discovered the wonderful paintings by the american artist Daisy Patton not so long ago, and I totally fell in love with her works. This particular series really caught my eye, is called “Forgetting Is So Long” and the mixed media technique used is super intriguing.

Daisy collected found family photos, then she printed the pictures on a bigger surface and painted on them. The result is totally mind blowing, I really love the mix and match between a classic vintage portrait and her colors splash interventions.

This is what Daisy wanted to express with this art project:

By mixing painting with photography, I lengthen Roland Barthes’ “moment of death” (the photograph) into some semblance of purgatory. Not alive but not quite dead, each person’s newly imagined and altered portrait straddles the lines between memory, identity, and death. They are monuments to the forgotten.

Below a little selection of my favorite one, enjoy!

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