"Memorak" 2020

When a memory and feeling is so strong for a place a bit of it slips out. These bits get pulled into invisible airstreams that contain similar feelings (this one happens to be about outdoor spaces). These collect like leaves caught in a stream creating a dam. These bind together and become creatures known as Memory Keepers or Memoraks for short. I draw them often and they are everywhere. Some are big, some small and all are tied to a particular space or idea. This one has over 600 hand cut and hand sewn up-cycled fabric leaves. Inside him are responses gathered from social media when I asked people about their favorite outdoor spaces and memories.



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Ashley D. Pierce, Columbus, Ohio