This is How I Remember It
A body of work for my first solo show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco
November 2-30, 2011
Artist Reception - Friday, November 4
The jewelry that has come in and out of my life over the years has had a profound effect on me, fueling and sustaining my desire to be a jeweler. These special pieces changed my perspective on jewelry and form part of my personal history.
In “Fabricated Memory: Jewelry Box, 1980,” I created new works based on recollections of the contents of an old jewelry box and re-imagined through my formal language of shape and line, layering and repetition. In addition, there is personal significance in how the work exists in reality—specifically arranged in and viewed as a group. This presentation originates from how I played with the jewelry box as a child, carefully arranging its contents over and over.
In “Collected Memories: 1974-Present,” I analyzed the jewelry I own to discover patterns and to gain further insight into my history with jewelry. The completed installation serves as a timeline of my life with jewelry and a vehicle for intertwining events and people. The works are made using materials I have collected and are assembled in such a way as to emphasize the impermanence and incompleteness of memory.
“This is How I Remember It” chronicles my history and preserves my memories, as the individual pieces from my past act as primary inspiration.