Body Memory, 36″x24″X16″, mid-fire ceramic, glaze and enamel. Body Memory is informed by the hypothesis that the body [organs, tissues, skin, and muscle] have peptide receptors that can access and store emotional information. I reflected on having a lifetime of recollection and experience within us, influencing every aspect of our lives, yet hidden away where no one can actually see. This contemplation is communicated through the layered process of fabricating this work, as well as the holes and texture that give the viewer visual access within the body structure. The imagery is an almost chaotic layering, like thoughts rising to the surface shared with the viewer-or not shared-when the columns that construct the sculpture are installed just inches apart.