Collective memory contains the memories of generations. Of course this would be both the joyful, life affirming things as well as the traumatic and suffering.

I choose to layer it all in while ultimately deciding to show the more uplifting and hopeful.

Work begins with vigorous mark making set as the beginning of our group consciousness. Then color is layered symbolizing major events. More smaller mark making tells the everyday stories of lives.

Things are covered, scratched through and revealed. Secrets, conversations, love, loss, all the things of life that reside within us.

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