Monday, 26 November 2007

memory clay sculptures

Play Dough Sculptures with Childhood Memories

From: zoobey, 1 year ago

These play dough sculptures were made during a church service to represent childhood memories. Get inspired to bust out the dough and get creative yourself!

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Sunday, 25 November 2007

Memory landscape

An impressive collection of large-scale wall drawings & works on paper that represent mental maps, an investigation of the mind's peculiar ways of organizing memories. artist Janice Caswell attempts to trace the edges of recalled experience, plotting the movement of bodies & consciousness through time and space.

this work arises out of a desire to capture experience, an impulse to locate, arrange & secure the past. she uses a pared-down, coded language through which points, lines & fields of color define spaces & retell narratives, making memories concrete.

Visual Poems

Rick Mullarky is a visual artist who converts poems into visual feasts. Please visit his site to view some of his works. One of his entries to design 2 contest is "Designing a bird from memory".
view his work by clicking on the link below.

Designing a Bird FromMemory in Jack's Skin Kitchen"

What is you project and your work about?

Eidetic Memory is about perception on a variety of levels. Our memories are full of ëtrueí representations about everything we see. For the purposes of this piece, Iíve put them into three categories: The first (photographic) is the visual record, the cold truth of what was seen. The second (diagrammatic) is the interpretive layer, how our minds cast about for associations and comparisons. The third (aural) is a strictly emotional space ñ a physical reaction to stimulus. EM tries to show these layers connected in the (abstract) arena of perfect recall.

Family Tree Jewellery

While browsing through the Internet i found some interesting work by a London based designer Sarah van Gameren. I think its quite nice the way she uses really simple concepts and bring out beautiful work. Read on

"In the beginning there was my own family tree.
My mother gave me one part of it. For years the scraps of paper had been pressed between the pages of an old photograph album.
The other part I received from my grandparents. With the help of some old documents and photographs they tried to recall the names of their nephews and nieces, uncles and aunts.

I wondered if my genealogical research would solve some mysteries. Is the nature of my being a result of the various branches of my family tree that ultimately come together in my own being?
Is the source of our potential in life hidden behind the leaves of this tree? Can my tree tell me how far my talent reaches?
After I completed my own family tree, I stitched all the names of my ancestors on a handkerchief, blew my nose, and that was that.

Then there is Runa, 17 years old. A beautiful and smart girl with many talents. She gave me her genealogical tree to research and in return I made her a necklace. The collier is inspired on the ‘name-jewel’ that girls of her age tend to wear. The piece of jewelry I made for her has every single name of her family members. From her ancestors on her breast to her close family embracing her neck. She wears the collier like a genetic palette."

Saturday, 17 November 2007

A walk through the memory lane...........

Today morning while researching for my project i came across a wonderful project undertaken by Don McLean and Bob McLean, in Atlanta, USA. Read on....

"As you stroll down Memory Lane, you'll notice the colorful and striking graphics, icons and logos… each one the "keyword" or "visual abbreviation" of a specific event, person, place, thing, or time that the recipient would consider a cherished Memory or Moment.

Your Memory Lane is a highly personalized, custom-made art print that celebrates the recipient’s memories of yesterday, joys of today, and dreams of tomorrow. This is an exceptional visual digest and keepsake gift that is as one-of-a-kind as the person, company, or group that receives it."