Nicole Shuk Yin Chiu
Ambiguous Memories: Immortality , 2013
layered drawings, rice paper, mylar and hand transferred prints on acrylic plastic
This was the final piece of my fourth year at school and was the piece that I submitted for my graduation show at the McMaster Museum of Art; the top most picture is the way it was set up inside the museum.
I work a lot with the idea of memory and it was essentially what my final year thesis revolved around. This all actually started with only drawings (both line drawings and oil pastel drawings), but progressed to involve photographs and then eventually the transfer prints on the acrylic plastic. In the last photograph, it is actually my final piece for my critique class in school. However, I was unhappy with it and wanted to continue to push it even further, especially since I need something to put into my graduation show and my idea was still really unrefined.
I can’t remember when the whole idea just came together, but it did and that’s how I jumped from that last photograph to the photographs above/before it in less than two months. For the first time I am actually quite proud of a piece of work I created and with the progress I have made. This is also something that I want to continue to pursue and refine.