Freight of Memory- What Makes Us?
Lois continues to develop the vitrines that make up her ever expanding memory wall by highlighting selected areas of experience that define aspects of identity.
She acknowledges there is balance of positive and negative experience within the ‘freight’ of memory. Sensory or haptic connections to remote memories can immediately trigger emotional imbalance. Toxic components from everyday life affect this equanimity.
A rhythm in life is certain and things disturb that rhythm with frequent regularity. Red holographic thread and small squares of fabric in Lois’s work echo such moments.
Hand stitch, rust marks and the use of found objects are fundamental elements of her practice.