Created by Elizabeth Fergus-Jean. Captured and Edited by Eric Homan.
Description of Project
Memory Boats: An Installation by Elizabeth Fergus-Jean: Join us as we explore Upper Arlington's stories and memories in a temporary exhibition by artist Elizabeth Fergus-Jean entitled Memory Boats.
This site-specific installation has been created for UA and includes Memory Boats which are created of images and stories collected from the history of our community. There will be two installations, both will contain white memory boats containing stories of UA history written on scrolls. The boats will be hung from the trees and are designed to inhabit space in our community as they gradually disintegrate becoming part of our community's memory. A Memory Wall -- an interactive, community-engaged piece that will be created by the audience who visit the wall at the UA Main Public Library, creates an opportunity for the community to actively share their own memories while creating new ones through this collaborative experience.
The installation will be unveiled May 9, 2013 at the Amelita Mirolo Barn at 5pm. Upper Arlington resident and artist Elizabeth Fergus-Jean reveals, "My Memory Boats continue my exploration of the intertwining realms of memory and psyche. I consider these works as dreamscapes; imaginal boats that speak to our collective imagination, recalling our sacred relationship to our surroundings, which evoke our memories, our dreams and our reflections, encouraging our participation in tending to, and shaping a healthier world for all." The boats are designed to inhabit space in our community as they gradually disintegrate becoming part of our community's memory.
Memory Boats @ Sunny 95 Park [4395 Carriage Hill Lane], Reception May 9, 5-7pm
Memory Wall @ Upper Arlington Library [2800 Tremont Road], July 3-August 11
Memory Boats @ Labor Day Arts Festival [2070 Northam Road], Sept. 2, 10am-5pm