mother’s memory

mother’s memory collector

Catching falling sands of time, my works hopes to capture and examine the passage of lost moments of connection. Whether lost to the constant pull of an omnipresent, digitally interconnected life or overwhelmed by an engagement in life’s necessary tiny, superficial tasks, I want to magnify how connections to people can be enriched by sharing maternal histories. I want to translate these memories into a tangible object that can be drawn out of the unseen, revealing overlapping stories of nurturing. With needle and glass seed bead serving as grains of sand, I will weave, measure and examine the ephemeral quality of memory and our shared experiences. Our shared recording makes material the stories of the participants in a beaded tape.

Participants are asked to share a memory of a maternal relative or figure in their life and select a color sequence they feel is tied to that memory. Participants will be updated on the progress of this collaborative project by leaving their name and e-mail. Addresses will be used to build a map to illustrate the origins of shared memories.