Vicky Martin Network
If Only These Walls
If Only These Walls is a series of images which reflect upon the past,
evoking a sense of frailty, sadness and loss.
The series is set upon a tableau of derelict and abandoned walls, which once served as a medium for decoration and adornment as well as functioning as a physical boundary with the outside world, but now rest in a fragile state of exposure, reminding us of the frailty of both the material and of boundaries themselves.
To bring a sense of the here and now back to these abandoned walls each is layered with a series of personal objects, representative of wider subjects and previous belonging.
The combined wall and object project a new, flawed identity, which
simultaneously combines elements of their past but also elicits reflection on their purpose and connection to us now.