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Vicky Martin Network

If Only These Walls
Project info

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.