Nik Hanton, 2016, New Zealand

Memory palace II

We lock our raw memories in miniature palaces to retrieve and examine from every angle. Our distance from them does not make them any less real. Only more bearable.

Nik Hanton

This series comprises a number of Memory Palaces which contain moments from the makers past, which bind her to the present. Made from a variety of metals, the materials express the content of the individual palaces. Some are rounded, weighty and burdensome to bear, others light and sharp. The manifestation of these recollections as neckpieces creates a bond between the maker’s internal world and the external world expressed through her use of metal.

Oxidised copper, brass, leather, paint, 47×6×3,5cm