Michele Marcoux, Visual Artist
I am a visual artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I make paintings and collage, often in the landscape, and use video to document and discover new ideas. Each piece of work is individual but also part of an unfolding process. Painting is a means to think, to feel, to remember, to analyze. My work often starts with a story but that is not necessarily where it ends.
I grew up an identical twin in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and lived in Vermont, Pennsylvania, California and New York City before moving to Scotland in the 1990’s. For many people who migrate, ‘identity’, ‘place’, ‘home’ are shifting, transitory. My work draws on this displacement to look at the beauty and danger of nostalgia and the unreliability of memory.