Alchemy of Memory

2015 - Present

Turning the past into gold and silver, Alchemy of Memory explores recollections from long ago.  Roads paved with nostalgia shimmer forth in my memory, and like alchemy those experiences are transformed into treasure.  When these memory maps are layered in paint, a translucency is allowed that mimics the passing of time through locations. Similar to memory, certain areas are clear while others hazy; Moments and people from the past are either prominent or fade away.  Aerial views of important neighborhoods and other locations are preserved, while images deep in the watercolor are less easy to decipher.  This process illustrates how events from long ago, though hard to remember, still live in the subconscious and contribute to identity.