memory stories

Left: 
Palimpsest
Mixed media, rice paper
18” x 360”

Right: 
Palimpsest (Detail)

Left: Palimpsest Mixed media, rice paper 18” x 360” Right: Palimpsest (Detail)

The Memory Stories installation represents the core myths and stories that are passed orally through generations across cultures and continents.  These stories exist in our collective memory. Many of them have been subsumed by religions or subjugated by our romance with science. As these myths and stories disappear, what will replace them? 

In this work I deliberately push the edge of two-dimensions by using the thinnest of surfaces, Chinese rice paper and fine silk fabric, separating them from the wall and freeing them from the limits of the frame. These materials embody both the vulnerability of myth and its enduring nature. The rice paper represents the art traditions of the East and oil paint represents Western tradition. I suspend the scrolls in air, so the images swirl and dance in time and space, or I intertwine them with natural materials to connect them with the beginnings of language. Memory Story Installation
Mixed media on paper and silk
Size: site specific Left: 
Lair
Mixed media, paper, wood
H 48’ x L 72’ x W 24’

Right: 
Lair (Detail) Left: 
Palimpsest
Mixed media, rice paper
18” x 360”

Right: 
Palimpsest (Detail) Memory String
Mixed media, rice paper (Detail) Memory String
Mixed media, rice paper
16” x 612" Long Story
Mixed media, rice paper (Detail)
18” x 600” Long Story
Mixed media, rice paper
18” x 600” Butterflies
Mixed media, paper, vines
H 36” x L 42” x W 18” There was a man who dreamed…
Artist Book (Cover Detail)
10” x 14 There was a man who dreamed…
Artist Book (Detail) There was a man who dreamed…
Artist Book (Detail) There was a man who dreamed…
Performance
Life Size
Fabric, wood