The Smudged Memory
A Smudged Memory is a series of work that is dedicated to my grandmother, who used to print Japanese family crests on kimonos for around 30 years. When I was a child, I was always surrounded by smells of inks, kimonos and mineral spirits. Which inspired me to start learning printmaking and bookmaking in order to follow my ambitious dream to bring back the tradition of family crests.
The piece contains a set of two poems that I wrote about my grandmother’s and my personal printmaking experiences. The poems live inside of drawers on the scroll, which sits in the box. The scroll contains an etching print and three crests: from left to right, mine, my grandmother's maiden crest and her current crest. These family crests define who we are and link us to our ancestors, which is permanently inscribed into this piece.
Dimensions: the scroll: 24"(length) x 6"(height) x 3"(breadth)
the drawers: 2.5" x 3" x 1"