Val Carman

Artist Statement

Wirksworth Festival 2024
Going further back for answers

Looking at an archive, which shows a personal journey, appears to take a different route than was I thought I had originally trod.
How did I get this far, and does the archive truly represent this?
By re-looking at, and re-reading the work, not only does time seem far away, but also the reality and commitment to the often very personal subject matter.
A re-visiting of this material emphasises the desire to question aspects of some decisions, some outcomes, but mostly I am looking for answers.
Val Carman