Memory Series

The Memory series began when I moved to NY in 1985 for an internship with an artist set up through CalArts. Once I was away from where I grew up, the golden state of California, it was only then I realized where I was from. The landscape of NY, with its tall skyscrapers, blocked out any chance of seeing a familiar horizon line. This triggered thoughts to start flooding forward as I grappled with a new sense of space – and the memories of where I came from started becoming memories of memories. I realized that my mind was compressing these memories from my childhood and teen years, and they were sometimes morphing together to create a hybrid memory of places and events. That would become my subject starting with a show of these works for my final semester at CalArts. I continued exploring this idea for the next two years