My assemblage sculptures are meditations on the nature of memory and how we construct stories about our lived experiences. They are informed by research into psychology and philosophy and by my own family history. Our identities are rooted in our experiences and what we tell ourselves about those experiences. We base much of our lives on memory, and give them so much power, but they are also very fragile, fragmented, and mutable. Through the compositions of objects and materials, I contemplate constructions of my past and present: family mythologies, autobiographical narratives, and my impressions of current relationships.
By intertwining found and sculpted objects, I invite viewers to indulge in the human tendency to seek relationships between disparate elements. The figurative elements reference certain narratives. I use pre-made items to evoke different time frames. Each viewer’s mind builds imaginary relationships among the objects, which mirrors the plurality of truths embedded within a single memory.