My Love For You Grows
A book I made to celebrate different memories of my mother. I realized certain memories of her began to fade years after she had passed. I knew they would continue to fade as I got older, so this book was meant as a means to remember memories and to accept how memories change and break down over time. Each 'bark book' opens to reveal a specific memory of her. I included objects that triggered memories of her as well as flowers from her garden that slowly break down inside jars. A test tube is filled with seeds of her favorite flower which are meant to be planted. These objects are meant to act as symbols of her memory, her death, and the physical disintegration of her body into the earth. I wanted to show the cyclic nature of birth and death- to remember, to forget.