Memento began when I asked friends, family, and peers to choose one or two meaningful objects to share with me. Individuals had to consider my request and reflect upon significance embedded in personal objects. People revealed stories about the objects, evoking for me, a larger connection between how individuals understand and classify objective facts alongside personal experience.
Time and process were fundamental to the work. From the interactions I created drawings and paintings that became shadows of the objects, the individuals, and their histories. Through these archived fragments viewers recall, comprehend, and categorize both individual and collective histories and abstract and concrete realities. Masked within time and memory, Memento oscillates between metaphysical relic and historical artifact, layering the material and the immaterial within a series of reflections and encounters.