Pyrographies is a short zine in which I am interested in a collection of ‘found’ images where I’m in direct contact with my Mother by touch. What started as innocent family holiday snaps have been re-appropriated  post my  Mother's death. I have digitally drawn over the place where she should be in the image which is a play on a cliche that the space is empty because she is no longer there. Within the book the subjects, me and my Mother, are separated across an inside spread with my Mother’s outline printed on tracing paper. As the viewer turns the pages, the images will come together and be one again. I find that in books, the right hand page of the spread is more dominant as you are flicking through the pages so I intend for the image to come together on the left so force people out of the habit of flicking through a book quickly and without intent.

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