Installation inside child’s Wendy House, Ardo, Aberdeenshire
Paper cuts, collage, sheet music, paper lightbox and manipulated books
Where most people value objects of real monetary worth, ordinary everyday throw-away items such as ticket stubs or receipts hold greater value to me because they evoke memories. I collect these things often when I am on holiday as mementoes of fantastic experiences. In addition to this, I rarely throw out letters/postcards from friends and family. The hand written word leaves an imprint of the writer that an email cannot, and therefore these very tangible reminders of a person are of extreme importance to me. In this work I’ve recreated a montage of memories, incorporating stories I loved as a child, and trips to some fascinating cities (including a period of time spent in Vienna as an exchange student). Along with the collected letters and concert stubs etc, sheet music features prominently as many of my best memories are inextricably tied to music.