The Process of Forgetting
Sarah Brennan (BFA 2014)
For years the main theme in my work has revolved around memory, a vast and ever-elusive influence our perceptions of experience holds on all of us. I cannot seem to break away from my fascination with it. This image came into my mind while I was trying to make sense of a particularly painful end of a relationship, and the battle to let go of its effect on me. I became intrigued by the idea of an image hidden or invisible and at the same time very present, that intangible mystery at the core of so many powerful recollections. My further pursuit became to represent how we attempt to escape these recollections: What details and impressions survive? What fragmented resolutions remain?
This work is featured as part of the 2016 Alumni Exhibition: “Horror Vacui”, on display from July 19 - August 6, 2016 at the Argus II Building in Ann Arbor. Check the exhibition page for dates, times, and hours.