Aliza Lelah
The reinvention and recreation of remembered imagery is made present through recycled fabric, my pigment, and stitching, my binding medium.
In my work time is a non-linear event which is given life by both the figurative images
derived from found photographs, and captured memories of past events from my own
childhood. Stories blossom from this relationship.
Old photographs reveal evidence of a past presence. They are records of historical details once a part of everyday life that are visually lost without their recovery in the snapshots. The worn fabrics belong to the same language of experience, exposing the value of memory for the present, in layers of existence.
This work investigates the transformation from contemporary society into tangible
recollections. The transcription from time into space and in time from past into present recalls the treasury of remembrance.