Discarded Snapshots

Old family pictures (revisited) by Ayin Es.

This is the beginning of a new series where I'm revisiting a box of family photos from decades ago. I am trying to capture candid moments in the sense that I am the onlooker in the present day. I have been looking at these photographs with fresh eyes and reclaiming ownership of the past. As the paintings are unfolding before me, I am surprised at what I find. It has been very cathartic. I try to pay close attention to the changes in me and consider creating these very much a part of a healing process. I already work slowly, but I've also had to take frequent breaks in making this series because it's often been emotionally overwhelming.

I will be posting new pieces as I finish them. As of 9/20/2023, I have four more in the works.