Memory Bits mixed media installation, 2012
The starting point was working from sketches created from memories of the farm where I was raised. Then I went on a trip to visit the farm and the land. After looking through old photographs I created a box that resembles a box of chocolate. Creating this work reflects on my constant question: where do I belong? I used the camera to tell my story in a different way. I created a dialogue with myself about my past that I turned into a box of sixteen memory bits and invited the viewer to look into the box and touch it. By doing so, the viewer is invited in to a relationship with the work in a different way from displaying it in a more conventional way. This way the viewer becomes an active participant in the work.