Joseph Rochford

Contemporary Art and Illustration BA(Hons)

My creative practice focuses on personal memory, narratives, and my fascination with aviation. With my black fine liner illustrations often mixed into rough and unstable cardboard structures that hold my imprinted imagery. My visual work represents a journey, recalling the memory of daydreams, stories my Grandad told me and the classic war films I watch with my Dad, a recollection of collective memory that has for myself personally spanned over Four years. My illustrations consist of black pen and a white base, either paper or white paint mounted on the throw away material cardboard. Of which my destructive process of cutting and tearing my cardboard into fragments to rebuild with sewing thread to hold what remains of my illustrations, with missing contextual detail acknowledged within each title, each piece reveals an attempt to preserve and document such narrative memory against the threat of becoming lost over time.