Moths and Memory Weave

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Pinned Moth – object

I was working on this moth. After a conversation with a friend Ana Cozendey this object became a starting point for an interactive project called Memory Weave. Ana has experience in organising creative workshops, so the memory theme grew into a memory exchange. Where the participants are encouraged to share their memories and weave an object – cocoon together. A throwing of a ball of wool is used to mark the participants turn to both symbolically and physically contribute towards the creation of the seed object.

There is a story attached to this object. It is a part of the piece -the object and the story together.

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Moths and Memory Weave

Bourgeois exhibition

An exhibition has been incredibly inspiring and will influence my art in the future. Artist rooms have brought Louise  Bourgeois in Southampton City Gallery, I have now seen it four times, and it inspired me on every  one of these occasions.

I have been struggling to achieve a representation of memory that I was happy with. This showed me that memory is fragmentary. So far I have been trying to come up with a complete scene and was frustrated as this was not working. When I reflect on childhood memories, it is always the fragments that are crustal clear and the scene as a whole is obscure and suggested rather that coherent. Sometimes these fragments are parts of carpet and furniture and the people are bleary.

The inescapable reference to primitive religion and cult objects, is particularly inspiring.

woman- house by Louise Bourgeois
woman- house by Louise Bourgeois
Neolithic goddess Magna Mater from Velusina R,Macedonia
Neolithic goddess Magna Mater from Velusina R,Macedonia

Also including objects together with drawings, sculpture and spaces finally makes sense to me.

I have started preparing to make a hologram as a part of a bigger unit. I have a plan that involves Russian dolls and I will be casting some sculpture in transparent resin.

Bourgeois exhibition

Psychology

I have started following a psychology course on the open courseware MIT  . It is very enjoyable and interesting. My interests continue to follow the way we remember and also dream.

I hope to have more time to paint,now I am trying to finish this:

Morning- not finished
Morning- not finished

I am planning and sketching a lot of remembered scenes and atmospheres from my childhood. Also some of the sketches are from dreams.

Found another inspiring artist- Andrew Munoz. His statement reflects very similar interests and his art is atmospheric and slightly disturbing sometimes, but very interesting.

Psychology