The link between vision and memory offers a powerful way of thinking about why painting matters. For many years I have been fascinated by the way painting brings forward the eternal return: the spaces that remain around and enfold our human experiences, so transient and ephemeral. Technological modernity has fundamentally changed the experience of space and time. Photography and film have transformed the visual world which now surrounds us with random excess. But painting has the power to take some of that world back. In my recent art practice I have moved between the vividness of the brightly coloured world and the sober nostalgia of a monochrome past.
On the About page I have described in more detail some of the projects I have been working on, linking painting and photography. I have also been developing a site specifically related to photography for my art practice. Some of these photographs are available on my Image Field site here: http://annettehamiltonimages.wordpress.com