I mentioned in the previous post ideas concerning seeing the house as a metaphor for framing our memories. In this piece I have used a wallpaper dating back to the 70’s to portray the image of a time gone by home. Here the wallpaper/home is in a frame creating a literal display of the metaphor.
I was on a role on last Thursday, once I had the objects and more importantly the frames I could finally make the pieces I had been planning on making for a while now. First was this one, which stemmed from similar ideas to the magnolia piece. I saw a shelf in TKmaxx full of empty frames (there is a photo somewhere in a post previous), when I saw all these frames I immediately saw the emptiness. I saw the frames that potentially could hold the memories, the celebrations, the memorable moments. But for now they were empty. The photo frame as an object holds our most memorable moments, the house as an object holds almost all of our memories. An empty house is empty of its memories.
“Photo frames are used to frame our most treasured memories, yet the walls of our homes frame almost all our memories.” –Rachel Fenwick
I’ve taken this sentence out of my artist statement but it’s a sentence I’m really proud of and really like the sound of.