Uncartographicable

5' x 3' x 9"

Glass, Fabric, Neon, Gold, Pins

2015

 

Do you have a favorite memory? Why pick just one?

Uncartographicable is part of a series that attempts to collect all of my memories, both good and bad, by charting my childhood experiences. It maps out the things I have forgotten, the things that I remember, and the things I can barely recall. I use glass as a membrane, a protective layer, for what is inside much like the way our memory acts as a barrier to the past. Fabric is the root of my childhood and I find it appropriate to use as the context of my personal experience. This piece responds specifically to the Glass Reliquary in the Chrysler Museum collection, which represents a sacred memory of a saint or religious figure. Perhaps there used to be a relic inside, but like the past itself, it is lost forever in time.