Left Behind…- A Kinetic Installation

Left Behind…- A Kinetic Installation

Click here to see the full image. One day, after teaching a class in mixed media, I came to my studio and started to work.  Talking to my students, helping them to paint with their hearts and not with their eyes, had triggered my own thoughts and creativity.  I needed to remember, to heal, and to deal with my own memories no matter how happy or sad they were. This was my journey in life.

In this Installation, each bundle tells a story.  It is an ongoing installation; as time passes, I continue adding bundles.  The materials I use and the images I paint are symbols of my past.  The objects are encased in aluminum mesh so that they can be seen at present, but cannot be touched, since they are the past.

Materials used in Memory Bundles:

acrylic paint, ink, woven material, photographs on positive film, paper, feathers, burned photos, canvas pieces, nylon thread and various other objects.