Fragments of Memory
In my current series Fragments of Memory, I explore how memory can be reconstructed from the pieces stored in our brains. This work explores the process of reassembled memories where strong abstract features are used to construct memory recall. The act of remembering is influenced by various other cognitive processes including perception and imagination which are often subject to error and distortions.
The paintings are sculptural in nature and are broken into sections as a way of allowing memories to be reconstructed. I begin by building up the surface of each painting, followed with a process of destruction and deterioration, peeling back individual layers through physical deconstruction by sanding, carving, and detaching. This layered structure is the basis of my artistic practice where I conceptually excavate or replace memory with subsequent layers.