Named for the Greek goddess of memory and mother to the Muses, Mnemosyne employs sensory exploration to examine the fragile and changeable qualities of memory over time. Individual folios recollect abstracted scenes of ocean, desert, forest, and urban landscapes that characterize the artist's experience growing up in Southern California's diverse climate. Each of these landscapes, in turn, embody one of four natural elements - earth, air, fire, and water - as a means to explore the temporal connection between material and memory. Selective waxed folios create translucency between folded pages to blur the boundaries between landscapes, which through its irregular structure weaves an elaborate pattern of folds that mimics the tendency of memory to layer and blur with age and distance.
Letterpress printed on ink washed and waxed Kitakata paper.
Edition of 20
Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of California Los Angeles
University of California San Diego
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Colorado
University of Iowa
University of Iowa Center for the Book
University of Washington
Virginia Commonwealth University