Faculty of Art
Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies
A book made of encaustic on newsprint paper
10 inches x 10 inches
Reminisce is a presentation of my childhood memories in a hand-made book form. The images in the book are the process images of the Unsaying Words collection.
“My work explores the complexities of memory through mark-making, layering, editing, and excavating language. I was born in a country at war for eight years. I spent most of my childhood and teenage years immersed in a backdrop of violence and political unrest. My wall series is an expression of these complicated fragmented memories and a desire to communicate deep emotions and give voice to this ruptured history. We are born and live to enjoy, love, absorb creation, and learn how to control and navigate our lives. These innate luxuries were never part of my formative experience and have thus framed the way I live and create. Each layer of this multi-layered work signifies a significant moment of life. When the moment is gone, the moment's memory is the only thing that stays forever; constantly reforming and constantly replaceable.”
Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2021/2022!