Sunday, December 29, 2013

Memory Wall

In Juliana Coles online workshop Book of the Night we were tasked to create a spread about a body scar. My piece Memory Wall commemorates an experience I had when I was a little boy.  I was playing with a new toy airplane when I "flew" it into my head.  The gash with blood flowing everywhere was enough of a concern that I was bundled into the car and taken to the hospital where I received several stitches.

We all have memories, some not forgotten and others lost to us at the moment.  Occasionally forgotten ones seep through the memory wall and we relive an experience from long ago.


5 comments:

Roberta said...

You have illustrated this in a very interesting and humorous way!

Catherine R said...

Yes - memories often seem to be triggered even when we don't know we still have them! And then there follows a chain of recall which can seem quite disconnected at first. Fascinating. Great spread. Sorry you seem to have a number of 'war wounds'.

Jacki Long said...

Really great. I love the part about memories seeping through the wall ... so true and well put. I choose to think of scars as decorations. ;op

Connie Rose said...

Great spread, great post. And now I'm recalling getting all those physical scars I have!

Michele said...

My goodness, you've been BUSY! This is really interesting, although I can't say it makes me want to run out (tomorrow!) and board a plane.....I especially like the bricks uses vertically.