What does memory look like? Who has memories, and where are they kept? This piece was inspired by the way in which living things chronicle the ebb and flow of time. The material used was cut from one of nature’s most consistent timekeepers: the tree. Each year the tree develops a growth ring, adding to the intricate and elegant flow of its wooden grain. The grain lines bear testimony to the passage of time and the changing environment.
Memory in Wood combines rigid, man-made forms with the flowing variability of the natural wood. A collection of wooden blocks, each with a unique grain pattern, rests atop the undulating shelves. Memories can be collected and displayed in a number of ways, in nature and in our minds.