Thursday, August 27, 2009

Echos Lost Work

So, here is my finished work for 'Echo's Lost' - an exploration of memory, or the void that's left when memory fades. I've made 'pockets' connected by red thread from a central 'womb', there are 7 'pockets' to represent the various phases of a life cycle. The red thread represents the umbilical cord. To give you an indication of size, this piece is a mere 19cm x 19cm (that's the dimensions of the mat itself). The exhibition is part of the Melbourne Fringe festival 09, and I
m very excited to be involved, I like working to a theme, and particularly love seeing what all the other artist come up with as well.
We have no memory of our time inutero, and what follows are the memories that we make our own from there on in. I'm no expert on memory, I just have my own, and each phase of my life gets pushed further back, being replaced by a new one. Hmmm, it's an intriguing subject for sure, and the process has really made me think about memory. It's an emotional thing.

6 comments:

Loz and Dinny said...

Oh my goodness. This is just beautiful. Stunning. I just love it!

Jacqui said...

I'm fascinated by this...and by what we remember and what we forget and the continual process of it all. So many things trigger memory - smell, touch, sound - our bodies remember things our minds don't and the most unexpected thing can trigger it. I've been having the most bizarre dreams lately and have been wondering what is bringing all these things up - change of seasons maybe? Weird. But wonderful.

Linda said...

This is most interesting. Its a piece of work to be proud of. The red thread can ve interpretated in so many ways I think.

victoria said...

Hey, just catching up - that is AMAZING!! I am so impressed. I love love love art that features umbilical chord references for a start. The stitching speaks to me too. I really like the explanation/intentions behind the piece, the connections. Very special art Claire.

becclebee said...

oh, that is so pretty! i can't wait to see all the different pieces made by everyone. its such an interesting subject too. its made me think differently about memory too.

well done!

Rach said...

Wonderful! Clever cloggs!