Cambridge School of Art

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Naomi Peel
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Artist Statement

Primarily autobiographical, my work attempts to reconstruct the family album. By using images of places that have been of particular importance throughout my life alongside existing family images, I’ve used photomontage to combine past and present. Memory and daydream are played off against one another creating new interpretations of the past. Familiar places provoke the subconscious allowing me to explore the fragility of life. I’m interested in the compulsion to hold onto the past and how much energy goes into freezing and preserving the moment. Though my work references my own childhood, I am exploring broader issues, historical and social, in an attempt to reframe the family album and create a new dialogue within a familial framework.

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