MEMORY TOOLS

Collage of photos and text digitally printed onto light semi transparent cotton

Processes of memory,

the actions of remembering, forgetting and misremembering

memorabilia keeping family narratives alive

autoethnographic beginnings of the tools

speculative, fantastical realisations of the relationship between the thing and memory 

a particular function relating to a memory process. 

 

The intra-action between the maker and the thing

the imprint of myself on the thing,

the traces of being,

signposts of the self

ontological understanding of how memory is experienced through the thing

material-led methodology

stitch, direct casting in bronze

post-casting treatment 

reinforces the understanding of how a thing intra-acts with other things

the role of memory in these transactions.

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Cramp the Joints.Ian's Tool.

2021. 25cm (L) x 11.5cm (W) x 5cm (D).

Natural and Synthetic fabrics, pins, coloured wire, nails, nut and bolt, aluminum wire, copper foil, cotton threads, action men toys, zip, Polyfilla, ink.

Cramp the Joints. Pat’s tool.

2021. 24cm(L)x 12cm(W)x 4cm(D).

Natural and Synthetic fabrics, pins, coloured wire, nails, nut and bolt, aluminum wire, copper foil, cotton threads, Polyfilla, ink.

A wide sweep gives more power.

2022. 27cm(L)x 13cm(W) x 3cm(D).

Bronze, copper wire, dupion silk, cotton thread, screws, bolt, plastic bristles

Holdfast. 

2022. 17cm(L) x 4.5cm(W) x 7cm(D).

Bronze, hardware, magnifying plastic, pine wood, velcro, thread.

Kerfing tool (without the kerfing rings).

2022. 15cm(L) x 5.5cm(W) x 2cm(D). Bronze, wire.

Kerfing Ring 1. 

2022. 7cm(L) x 6cm(W) x 2cm(D).

Bronze, cotton yarn and thread, copper, buttons, hardware.

Kerfing Ring 2 

2022. 7cm(L) x 5.5cm(W) x 2cm(D). 

Bronze, cotton yarn and thread, copper, hardware.

Toothing a good key. 

2022. 9cm(L) x 7cm(W) x 3cm(D).

Bronze, wood, paper, screw.