Memorare

An exploration of objects that have a value through association or memory – ornaments, knick-knacks or personal items, often inherited or kept for sentimental reasons. Why do we keep these things and what memories do they evoke? What’s their story – who did they belong to? How did they become a small part of our lives, oft unnoticed, but having the power, when seen, to trigger thoughts and memories of someone, or a place, or time dear to us?

What happens to these objects when we’re gone – are the memories passed on to the next generation or do they die with us and the objects simply get discarded? From Latin: ‘bring to mind’.
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Recent posts from my Studio Journal

studio collaboration

Studio collaboration

Sue, Dan and I have started a collaborative piece at the studio. Starting off with one of Dan’s old boards, we’ve been taking it in turns to add parts to the composition, or in Dan’s case, obliterate what’s been added before. These are the first six cy…

dream close-up

Dream close-up

A close up photo of ‘Dream’ although looking at all those scratches it’s more nightmare-like. I seem to be quite violent in my mark making…⁠