The importance of memory in art.
Perhaps the first art was created
through a society's need to remember events
of their time
or to help their descendants learn about
what went before them.
Perhaps it was from a society's need
to honour individuals or events.
Lest we forget
Our collective memory
Our collective conscience
Art surely keeps alive
the beliefs and accomplishments
of a society.
The memory of the senses.
The smell of salt air
The rhythmic sound of ocean waves
brought me back to live by the sea.
My work has changed
since coming here.
Did coming back to the sea
stir up unconscious of memories
that I need to put down in thread and cloth?
I know that as I get old I have a need
not only to recall memories
but also to create new ones.
Perhaps memory is not just looking backwards into the past.
I seem to have chopped off the first pebble of the week.
I might have obliterated a memory!
I hope you have a week of creating wonderful new memories.