"Our Life and Its Forgetting" is a mixed media sculptural installation that opened in November of 2014 at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore. It contains sculptures: "Vestige 1, Vestige 2, and One Hundred Suspended Wishes" and mixed media prints: "Untitled Mnemonic Numbers 1-3".
Present in "One Hundred Suspended Wishes" is a sense of suspense; both of waiting for an outcome and the literal suspension of dreams and aspirations deemed impractical in the face of a harsher reality. The title alludes to the poem “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes. The sculpture fluctuates between a sense of exploding into new life and rotting on the vine. Their shape is evocative of a chrysalis; either gathering strength on the way to metamorphosis or they sag and “fester like a sore”.
Similarly "Vestige 1 and 2" flow and shift between opposing ideas and states. The process of death, decay, and regrowth is evoked while paralleling the mental equivalent played out in the process of memory and overcoming loss and trauma. These sculptures utilize the movement of the viewer’s body as they walk around- imposing an awareness of the viewer’s own body in relation to the sculpture. The perception changes from different distances and angles, unfolding a kind of narrative as the viewer moves around and takes them in.