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Collaborative piece by Andrea Hoelscher, Erica Hoelscher, and Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker

Where Memories Reside
Where Memories Reside
Mixed media and found objects
48” x 24”

Each of us is an archive of memories, carrying inside our minds traces of the places, people, and experiences that form our history and identity. Some of those memories are vivid, others are difficult to unlock or are even lost to us all together. In this piece we installed into the recesses of this storage unit bits and pieces connected to our lineage. Erica furnished several of the compartments with items reminiscent of rooms our family inhabited. Andrea inserted the faces of individuals found in old family photographs into tiny vials, and Kristin has ensconced smooth stones into garment pockets.