Christine Aaron

ARTIST WEBSITE:
WWW.CHRISTINEAARON.COM

My work focuses on themes of memory, loss, time passage and the fragility of human connection. Tree imagery drives these themes. Trees mark time; they serve as a metaphor for the life cycle, symbols of dormancy and growth, strength and renewal. Trees hold the record of their lives in their rings. These inner marks remain hidden from view, the way that humans hold within the physical, mental and emotional marks of personal experience.

I choose media where traces of the process remain in the work. Oxidized metal, mirror, wood, and paper, as well as encaustic, printmaking and photography allow me to layer imagery much the way human perception and memories are formed. I embed, layer, deconstruct and reassemble images approximating the way in which we revisit, and reconstruct our memories and to convey visually, the archeological act of recollection.

ARTIST WEBSITE:
WWW.CHRISTINEAARON.COM