Memory / Memorial / Loss

‘My work explores narratives of time and place set against universal themes of memory, memorial and loss.

It references archaic traces, fragments and past lives within a conceptual, contemporary format, and is set against the historical loss of a generation of my family to the Holocaust.

My making method of collection, manufacture, museological presentation and installation allows me to explore the multi- layered strata that memory inhabits. This choice of museum style and repetitive presentations represent an endeavour, I suspect, to corral the deepest of human emotions, to remain emotionally literate, to recognise, categorise and to move on. My attempt to make the transient permanent.

Deep within loss there is stillness, a hope, a delicacy that I am striving constantly to access..’

Franny Swann