This image is loosely based on my maternal family story, in which, over a matter of decades, the town in which they lived (Altenwerder) was subsumed and developed by the Hamburg Port Authority. Visiting the area in 2015, I found the experience to be quite surreal; in amongst the the freight trucks, warehouses and port docks lay a lone church, in which my aunt is buried. Having a disjointed, distant (non) relationship with my German relatives, I create imaginary narratives to help feel a sense of connection with my familial past as well as explore juxtapositions with the inhumanities of the modern world.
A bit about this print:
Limited Edition (of 75) Gicleé A2 print of ‘Finkenwerder’, part of a series of prints and paintings exploring familial ties, history and industrial intervention in Altenwerder, an area of Hamburg / Germany.
Original medium: Digital + Analogue (combination of direct painting onto graphic screen tablet and elements of paint and pen on paper)
Paper size: A2 (594 x 420 mm) Image size: approx 520 x 385 mm) Hahnemühle ‘German Etching’ 300 gsm paper
Signed by Artist
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