ARTIFACTS OF MEMORY

2012

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Artifacts of Memory embodies the cloud of loss and longing I experienced after the loss of my mother to suicide.  Much like a fading memory, it lacks a defined center, edges or recognizable form to cling to.  The work contains 1100 magnets covered in pods made from silk flower petals, one half of the magnets hung from the ceiling and the other half tethered to the floor using nearly invisible wire, with a 1" gap in-between at eye level.  The result of this pairing is a cloud of objects hovering almost magically in space, with a plane of empty space lying between them.

 

 

Installation at Linfield Gallery

18' wide, 36' long pointed ellipse

magnets, wire, silk flower petals

photo: Dan Kvitka