SOME VERSION | Ritual
The family house had stucco siding speckled with glass shards which were routinely chipped away for play and collection. The artifact I created invites the idea of curiosity and playfulness. The self-grown sugar crystals are embedded into the slab of concrete like candies in a gingerbread house. Interpreting the glass as sugar recalls how transformative an object becomes in the imagination.
Some Version is an act and process of remembering. Exploring the concepts in the Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard allowed me to contextualize how I experience and recall meaningful spaces. This inspired me to make a collection of artifacts to celebrate the topophilia resonated by my childhood home, as what Bachelard describes as “the corner of the world…our first universe”. Each object evokes the narratives associated with the memory of different spaces in the house and intends to manifest the immensity one feels upon reminiscing, reflecting, and re-enacting. This is a very personal exploration of a place of significant meaning that now exists only in memory.
Personal Project, August 2015