|Strata I-V, wood, hinges and collected objects, 2011, Archive, Skypark Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK|
|Each of us is bound by our separate perceptions. Memory is the only record that we create and keep as a true account of our individual experience. Yet, memory is faulty, a complex network of stored sensations all of which begin as electrical impulses traveling through the brain. An event is retold and re-recorded on the mix-tape of memory and the 6-inch fish grows 6 feet.
In Strata I-V, the wood is a laminate of five kinds of trees, providing the increment of strata comprising the collection. Each element of the Strata marks a momentarily meaningful experience marked through the language of objects, providing a locus of embodied memory. Unlike an archive, my collection resists providing the provenance of each object. I supply only the condition upon which each object was added to the collection:
Strata I Objects collected for me
The Unfold Plinth was constructed to function as part of the work, allowing for the collection to unfold over a period of 6 days. The durational nature of the work speaks to the way memories fluctuate in our minds, sometimes hidden, obscured, or completely inaccessible.