Commissioned in 2014 as part of the University City Sculpture Series Recollection explores how childhood memories change and fade as we mature. Taking it’s design inspiration from the geodesic dome climbing frame, and other playground equipment, the original dome shape was distorted and twisted. This distortion is representative of how memories often become jumbled as we age, to the point where it becomes difficult to separate one memory from another. In addition, as a viewer moves around the sculpture the colored panels in the triangular frames blend in and out of the background; just as real memories fade into the recesses of our mind. However as it’s title would suggest, Recollection is not simply a memorial to our past childhoods. It is meant to not only rekindle those forgotten memories in adults but also serve as a catalyst for the creation of new memories in children, as they and their parents experience the sculpture together.
In January of 2015 Recollection was purchased by the University City Parks Foundation. The sculpture is now on permanent display in Kaufman Park, University, MO: 8025 Blackberry Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130
I would also like to take this time to once again thank the Foundation for their continued support of not only my creative practice but also for everything they do to support the parks and gardens of University City.