Print screening on salvaged steel seemed to be the most appropriate way to communicate that loss. The steel already had some rust pock marks on it and is much more pronounced 1/2 year later. The wonderful thing is that the simple act of making and hanging the pieces in my studio has kept these memories current.
Monday, August 31, 2009
My NPR interview (see this link) stirred up old memories. The memories themselves are less important to me than that they are refreshed and are current stories once again. This is one of the points of my memory series. I realized that after my mother died, there were a certain body of memories from my years living and traveling overseas that I will no longer be able to hold as current stories.