Reckoning is a body of sculptural work that uses a collection of personal ephemera and handcrafted objects to evoke the act of remembering by exploring the concept of emotional resonance contained within memory. The physical significance of the work provokes the importance of the materiality in both handmade and collected objects, because their presence emphasizes their reality. These sculptures evoke emotions and sensations that are surrogates for the process of remembering by suggesting various depictions of memory.
For example, in Re[collected], physical objects have been preserved in plastic. Each object is the site of a specific memory. Some of these memories are mundane while others carry great importance. Unsaid But Not Ignored portrays the process of sifting through memories as they manifest. This process is alluded to in the quality of surface refinement that conjures the sensation of searching, but not finding a specific memory. In Evidence Of, a large stack of photographs tells only partial stories. The vast majority of the image of each photograph remains hidden from view and is only visible as small silvers on the photograph’s side.
These treatments and aesthetic choices enhance the importance of the sculptures’ physical presence, because they are tangible objects outside the mind. This work creates a narrative that explores the ability and inability to remember, as well as the omnipresent and poignant nature of what is typically an obscure and distorted rendering of the past.