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Palimpsest
 

In textual studies, a palimpsest is known as a manuscript or writing surface/material on which the original writing has been affected in some way or erased to create space for new writing but of which traces still remain. The word "palimpsest" derives from Latin and Ancient Greek and means "again scraped"; it creates layers of information and an overlap of history; it is the old connecting to the new, poetically in transition within the space of a piece of paper.

 

Everyday, we encounter places previously occupied by others over time. This can be evident in the physical spaces we inhibit, in the architecture we see and live in, in the urban spaces that have become dynamic dwellings where the visions of the past are integrated into the existence of the presence. This visual palimpsest behaves as my own documentation of historical spaces, the traces left from the past, and how people interact with them, and leave their lingering marks.

Printed publication, 15 x 21 cm, 2020