Cradles for Our Memories

First of a series of ‘pillow books’ about our tenuous hold on our memories. I chose the pillow form as a metaphor for memories because they cradle our heads (the physical repository of our memories) when we sleep (the time when our memories are formed).

The images are Gocco printed on tulle, a very loose mesh of netting material. When a single printed layer of tulle is viewed, the image is barely visible. But when several layers of the printed tulle are stacked and registered, the image appears. Again, much like ideas that need to be frequently reinforced in order to form a strong memory.

Cradles for Our Memories

Print Gocco on tulle, wool, cotton, Polyfil
2008
Six tiny pillows, three are shown
Each pillow measures 9 1/2" x 5"

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