Valerie Hegarty
Childhood Home: Mom's Bedroom Wallpaper (Detail)
2018
Paper, latex and acrylic paint, Tyvek, glue
62" (h) x 43" (w)
This work is based on the wallpaper on my mother’s side of the bedroom when I was a child that was eventually stripped and repainted to be powder blue. I pasted layers of painted paper to the gallery wall and then peeled them back as if rediscovering the original wallpaper. It is a meditation on memory, space and personal history that captures the vanishing memories of my childhood and anxiety about my mother’s aging, translating feelings of remembrance and loss into extant reality.
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