Engrave

Installation
2011
Driftwood, Charcoal, Steel, Chain, Screws
8000×4000×4000mm


Today is yesterday’s tomorrow. Celtic peoples preserved their folk memories within their stone circles and these preserved memories can sometimes reveal themselves, like a flashback, in the mind of a visitor. Some American Indians use the largest tree in their village for a similar purpose.

Since the recent death of my grandfather and the arrival of the tsunami in Northern Japan, I have become more aware of the significance of memory to everyday life.

Even though the tsunami deprived people in Northern Japan of everything that they had, many of them still wish to live in the same place.

Memory nourishes the mind and is the repository of our roots, as well as of our inherited wisdom. Deeply engraved in our mind, it encourages us to live and will in some way influence our future.