PROMISES is a series of 13 digital visual art pieces I’ve created by layering and compositing still frames from some of my older video art pieces.
Regardless of medium, all art is imbued with meaning during the moment of its creation. While our feelings towards a piece of art can change over time, especially as that art takes on a life of its own, we can never escape the original intent of an artwork, or our material realities during the time of its creation.
However, I believe that the practice of combining older works can coax new meanings out of them by recontextualizing them as raw materials. The original intent remains, the nostalgia for the of moment their creation remains, but the art is allowed to become greater than the sum of its parts.
The PROMISES series is a reminder to always move forward as an artist, especially during difficult times such as now.