• Jane

I approached this theme in my own way, shying away from a traditional 2D portrait. I bought a collection of old photographs which inspired me to create a photograph album of the reoccurring people in the photos. The photos seemed to show expat life in Bolivia in the 1950s and 60s. I wanted to alter the photos, obscuring some faces to highlight the mystery as to who these people were. I used a range of techniques including embroidery and mixed media collage (paints, papers and plastics). I used the colour pallette inspired by a satellite view of Bolivia. I included the reverse of the photos which gave hints as to names and places. I called the Photo Album "Bolivia. The lost years"