Daisy Weir (she/her)
By working through a variety of different media such as drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles and found objects, my practice has become intertwined with the importance of nostalgia and re-creation of intimate space through the use of memories and heirlooms.
The memories are specifically tied to my dad’s family home. A time capsule that existed for most of my childhood. The curiosity of the objects that filled the house, the endless trinkets and ornaments signifying a few decades past. They were all sold with the house once my grandparents passed away. The photo albums and my dad’s memories are the only immediate pieces of evidence that this was their home. Even still, time will erase them.
Through a deep investigation of family stories and heirlooms, I am able re-document the intimate relationships between people, objects and their tangible histories. My paintings hang in the balance of representation and abstraction through my use of composition and colour harmony. My paintings discuss the importance of their object-ness by rejecting the traditional aspects of painting through the use of a fragmented and reversed surface and through their curation alongside found objects. Much like the composition of my paintings, my use of paint rests between fluidity and deliberacy encouraging the exploration of nostalgia in all its tranquillity and pleasure.