.. Hands
..Oil on Bought Picture 46 x 61 cm.



Charlotte Bracegirdle







My work is based around the subtle traces that we leave behind. When a person no longer occupies a space everything appears different, but visually nothing is altered.
Everything looks, smells and feels as it was when that person was there. But the image is not the same despite evidence telling you that it is.
The pictures become empty stages, deserted and uncanny – left only with hints of past activity. When talking about the story behind the movie ‘Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind', where people can have their memories erased, Pierre Bismuth comments: “What situations would arise as a result and how would you deal with those possibilities?
For me, all activity – art, film etc – are traces that occupy space, even if you are only trying to do something simple. By erasing you are simply adding. Charlotte Bracegirdle