Alannah Petit de Mange Curtis
Place... What’s it to Ya?
Think for a moment about a place that has meaning for you. This can be any type of place and for whatever reasons. The cognitive-emotional bond that evolves between individuals and these places is known as ‘Place Attachment’.
Curtis’ work revolves around and explores this concept by using the places which she has an attachment towards and the memories/ experiences which helped to form these strong bonds, to create her paintings. These paintings often take on a sculptural form due to the action of gathering found objects within these spaces and constructing them into finished pieces. By using this technique, the place physically becomes a part of the painting process, which in turn, has caused the relationship between Curtis and these places to become stronger.