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As visual markers of memory, a series of  installations titled Mementos ,is composed of objects assuming the shape of handkerchiefs. Traced back to the 14th century, the hankie evolved from practical usage, covering the whole head to a pocket sized accessory entrenched in cultural codes of hygiene and politeness. As objects symbolic of a person, place or event, the handkerchief mementos begin as paintings of places as I remember  them or of feelings evoked in the act of recollection. While the ink is still wet, I carefully lift the tissue paper up, folding and reinforcing the piece into the shape of a handkerchief. In the act of transforming two-dimensional paintings into 3D objects, information is partly lost and gained, further highlighting subjectivities inherent in our reading of time and place.

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