Yellow Pot | from Remembering Grandma series | installation view and detail | 10" x 8" | framed digital photograph | from series of 6 | Allegheny Cemetery Mausoleum, Pittsburgh, PA | 2003 |
I was very close to my grandmother. After her funeral, much was passed on to me. Her furnishings inhabited my house. Their familiarity was comforting. By taking notice of those ordinary objects (a dresser, a stew pot, a robe, a wastebasket, a brooch, a bedspread, and a towel) I hoped to more fully remember her, and to deepen my understanding of the relationships between our belongings and our memories, between the physical and the psychological.