SARA 09

Recall Patterns New Drawings by Sara Schneckloth

Memories exist somewhere between heart and mind, where they evolve, spin, break down, multiply, explode, or quietly hum in the dark. I draw as a way to understand this phenomenon within myself. What would my thoughts and memories look like if they could be extracted and examined? I imagine pulsing forms somewhere between dream and flesh, organic-mechanical structures prone to erratic behaviors that still follow predictable cycles and patterns. They are individuated, but clearly of a species. Some are vital and soaring, others insular and subdued. They all share a language of mark and scale, points of common origin.

This series is borne from the desire to describe recurring physical and mental gestures, to create representations of habits of recall, and to generate a larger anatomy of experience through mark, color, and form. I think of these as memory organs, or thought machines, each with a purpose that unfolds through the act of its drawing.

 

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