This print was inspired by an original photograph of a neon sign at Seattle's Pike Place Market, as well as my personal history of memory loss due to toxic mold poisoning. I was able to take a road trip across the Pacific Northwest with my stepfather in the summer of 2021, the first trip I'd been able to take since becoming chronically ill after high school. I took hundreds of photographs across the country out of fear of forgetting, as memory loss was my most severe symptom. Each edition of these reduction prints represents a memory for me. I was so afraid of losing my memory of the trip that I took as many pictures as I could. Because of the way the image is cropped, the words of the sign are slightly illegible, you can't tell where it is, and the colors appear faded. When I look at them, I get nostalgic, like when you get a flash of a memory from somewhere you can't quite remember that's buried within your subconscious. The woodblock itself was also a journey, and the various techniques I tried while carving it transferred a bit of my spirit to each print.