Christian Bradley West
Everyday enchantments found in vernacular photographs are the axis of my work. The photos I find are accidental art concerned with the mundane, but their representation of common places is far from ordinary. I recover and adopt these lost memories, reproducing them as drawings that look nearly identical to the original. Through the medium of graphite and paint, everything is given a new life and the forgotten is remembered. I am interested in the spiritual and synchronous aspects of life. The art I discover in found imagery is the product of a past event that affects me in the present, providing an endless source of inspiration that deepens my connection to the whole.