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Bēhance

Recollections

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  •         Recollections is a series of brooches that explore moments of visual memory in relation to place. Acting as snapshots or facilitators in the recollection of a space by expressing specific patterns, textures, or placement of objects, these pieces recreate fragments from my personal spatial memories but are also intended to generate feelings of familiarity in others. By recreating existing materials such as the floral covering of a mattress in enamel along with other media such as felting foam, thread, ceramic, and caulk, the image becomes distorted, imitating the inaccuracy of memory. A piece in the series, Recollection III, is an attempt to further this notion of inaccuracy by incorporating scale and silhouette. It contains a life sized brass silhouette of a drawer pull slicing through a miniaturized interior space enameled in a pink ribbon wallpaper pattern. Another second piece in the series displays a fragment of an eyelet lace curtain recreated in metal and enamel blowing over a section of handmade ceramic tile reminiscent of a kitchen sink backsplash. I have created these brooches to preserve said memories and transform them into precious objects, preventing them from becoming fleeting moments in the remembrance of their corresponding place.