Youth in Boxes (ongoing)
"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there" -L.P. Hartley "The Go-Between"
How do we store our memories to connect with our past? Inspired by L.P. Hartley's character removing childhood items from a bundle and being flooded with memories, Youth in Boxes creates a box that can be taken with you at any time.
Childhood is full of new discoveries where the most mundane item or object can be filled with splendor. The objects chosen for Youth in Boxes are carefully collected childhood detritus from children at various ages; age 2 (the brooch) and age 4 (the necklace). These objects brought joy to a child for a brief moment in their existence, and perhaps in the future, a sense of nostalgia.
Youth in Boxes (Age 4)
Collected objects from a four year old child, copper, silk, coral and glass beads. Necklace. 2011
Youth in Boxes (Age 2)
Brooch. Objects collected from a two year old child, copper, steel, fabricated. 2011.