Lisa West - Counter-Histories
7-27 September 2016
These pieces of work are inspired by a journey through France, Spain, and Portugal.
I always regard travel as an opportunity to collect experiences of art, architecture, history, culture, local fare and libations, and this trip was no different. This work is shaped by some places we've been and things we've seen.
As we roamed through medieval villages, castles, monastries, churches, cloisters, and ruins, I became curious about the characters who once inhabited these places. Who were they? Had they spent their lives profitably? What tribulations had beset them? Were they still remembered or were they long forgotten?
I discovered the truth is invariably stranger than fiction...