About this piece:
The souvenirs of place that I tend to keep not only connect very specifically to a moment of time, but also to a particular geography. Memory Triggers One presents six such souvenirs, each a specimen from the natural world kept for many decades, that triggers a memory.
The book structure is a hybrid of various approaches in a manner most similar to children’s board books. The thick, rigid pages allow for the encapsulation of the various specimens in round, window cut-outs faced with protective mica. The text is laser printed on recto pages opposite the verso presentation of the specimen. The window cut outs allow a specimen to be viewed on a spread that includes only the physical location of the specimen’s origin; once the page holding the specimen is turned, the narrative text linking object to place to memory is revealed.
book board, leather, tyvek, mica, laser toner, various papers, artifacts, thread, PVA, domestic and wild bird feathers, wild bird bones and talons