Memory Forest

November 1, 2012 - December 22, 2012
Reception: May 24, 2024 at -62169984000

Installation by Paula Mailloux

My work is inspired by explorations of memory and storytelling. With this installation, I have created an imagined place; a place one enters. Endowing ordinary objects’buttons and thread’with specific meaning within an installation space creates a physical world of memories for the viewer. In this space, my personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease, current statistical data for Alzheimer’s, and the science of the brain as effected by the disease, are entwined to create a forest of buttons. The Memory Forest strives to visually represent and present the enormity of the disease and promote awareness of the fragility of memories.