Humanity is perpetually struggling to remember. We want to remember moments, locations, feelings, history, and we want ourselves to be remembered.
When Seneca said “Life is short, Art is long.” it really struck me. Even ancient philosophers were concerned with humanity’s collective memory. Art in and of itself can hold time.
When you go to a tourist spot and look around you see people on their phones recording their own moment of time. As if they are saying “I am here. Remember me. Remember this moment.” But what happens when we soak in the moment and become more present? Can we take just one snapshot to remember? Can we distill down the very essence of a moment and memory into a visual?
I explore the perpetual struggle to record and to remember not just the moment but its essence in my work.