Fragments of an Intimate History, 2017
found objects, documentary materials, soil, terracotta clay, stoneware, wood, grass, wire
48 in. x 40 in. x 76in
Sections of horizontal compartments that may be drawn out to gain access carry intimate yet ordinary objects. These intimately filled drawers embody layers of captured time, memory and past experiences just as earth captures its own unique history. As an act of preserving my past, these documentary materials become a reminder of the collective experiences that make up my personal identity. They hold the ability to share captured fragments of my human experience, ultimately relating to the unique histories of the individual.