Sophie Anne Wyth
It happened, 2020, mixed media on paper, 30 x 42 cm
“It happened” is a piece created for today’s theme memory. It explores events that occur in life and how they stay with us -or get transformed and forgotten.
Some areas are clearer than others, showing that some of the things we live get erased or pushed to the background and others brought forward.
As part of the method of painting I used a transfer of marks from one paper to another, creating random shapes, showing the lack of control we have over things happening to us. I sometimes accepted the propositions of the marks as they appeared and sometimes reworked them, to underline Epictetus’ saying “It is not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters”.