Residues of memory
Residues of memory are paintings that embody of my identity as a Spanish speaking Ecuadorian woman who wants to re-create the liveliness of color that evoke the sounds the rhythms of a rich ethnic background. I rely on my past, my culture as the bases of inspiration. I engage with my ancestral past through the active process of paint application work toward gaining a better understanding of myself while also reaching a deeper comprehension of painting as a medium.
I strive to convey different moods through my application of a bright color pallet of acrylic paint, while experimenting on different ways of applying paint, on canvas or plywood, by using, pallet knives, molding paste. I work without an intended image or plan, thus I’m constantly using an additive and subtractive method as I try to find the image within the paint. My paintings are my ongoing personal adventures, where their purpose is revealed to me only through the progression of time. My process has an unresolved quality where the image often blends into the background environment, ultimately simulating the way we as humans attempt to piece together our memories, and our minds often fall short of details.