Graham  Heffernan

Bio / Statement

Artist Statement


In my recent work, I have been exploring themes of space, surface and memory.

The imagery of this work came from a time a few years ago when I began waking many mornings from a type of reoccurring dream.  The dreams were/are me floating slowly through spaces.  The spaces could be large and atmospheric or closed and tunnel-like.  In either space, there’s always forward movement, like the dream is a snippet of an uneventful segment of an adventure story that is never described.   I began documenting these disappearing environments each morning and these drawings and writings began this series of work.

Some themes have been emerging from these pieces as I attempt to recreate the original feel of each space.  Though to be quite honest, as I make a piece the themes and mood will often change to reflect my current state.  By remaining open to change while working on a piece, I am able to respond to the work as it progresses.