ARTIST | Alison Van Pelt
Alison Van Pelt began this work with a perfectly painted, photo-realistic nude, then layered a scrim of linear marks over its surface to obscure the image beneath. The figure’s pose is free and open, a physical stance that mirrors a psychological state – open to infinite possibilities. The blurred paint represents a breakdown of barriers and constriction, the disintegration of the ties that bind us.
Implicit memory is unconscious memory. The subject of this painting looks like a memory. The unconscious mind is a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness. Unconscious, implicit memories, including long-term memories, are stored deep in the brain. You access your implicit memory without even thinking about it. It’s used when riding a bike or singing a song. It’s where the memories remain even if you have amnesia. And where memories are stored that we want to avoid like pain, conflict, and anxiety. They are all formed in a small area deep in the brain and must be accessed to heal traumas. Our subject not only looks like she is deep in her unconscious memories, she looks like the artifact of a memory herself.
Alison Van Pelt
PHOTO CREDIT: @shadedeggesphotography
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