Ossis Fateor Memoria

Figure 15.- Ossis Fateor Memoria. (Bone Confesses Memory)
2013-2015. 24”h x 15”w x 15”d.
Human bone, Bronze, Wood, Resin, Acrylic, Cast glass, Bell jar, Gold leaf, Silk, Hardware.


This is the second bell jar, Memory, in the series having to do with Dream, Memory, and Experience.

Memory is so individualistic, and it was difficult to rest on images to depict this idea. I eventually became intrigued with the concept of fetal memory- something we have all shared but is now lost to us. It is at once mutual and absent. How does auditory and vibratory stimulus feed a growing mind? In some murky state of being, we once knew.


Special thanks to some individuals who assisted me with this piece: Richard Jones and Studio Paran for work on the bell jar, Steve Feren for his help with the cast glass placenta, Ed Wohl for spray finishing the base, and always to Bill Lemke for his photography work.