Accumulations

Amber Bledsoe's avatar Amber Bledsoe

As humans, our connection to objects is often intertwined with memory. My work explores the value of objects and their connection to cognitive development. Through paper-casted reproductions, I illicit visual metaphors of memory processes and recollection. Vessels were chosen for Accumulations based on their cultural accessibility and their function - to contain. My practice is driven by materials. For instance, I am drawn to paper and its natural fragility. A combination of construction materials, including rubber and silicone, are used for their preservative and protective qualities. Constructing objects of value from fragile materials and encasing them in a strengthening agent directly relates to our need to preserve memories. The crystal growth and decomposition parallels the formation and potential neglect of the memories of people and places most important to us. It is my intention to present works with space for the viewers’ personal histories and preconceptions to be examined.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: paper-casting, borax crystals, silicone, wood
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: variable