During a year spent working with children at an international kindergarten in Maebashi, Japan, a curiosity developed of “childhood amnesia,” which explains that most adults’ first memory is between the ages of 3 – 4, oftentimes even later. In response, a new series began by recreating collaged versions of drawings by the children, who ranged in age from 2 to 6 years old. This project is a reflection on what is lost, kept, altered, and shared during the first years of life. The collection was originally exhibited in March 2018 at Maebashi Works Gallery in Maebashi, Japan, and later in April 2019 at Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon.
Mixed media sewn on paper
2018 – 6 x 9″