China Blue’s series of paintings explore how we connect and hold on to our life experiences. Our recollections occur in fragments that arrive as flashes detached from time. Because memory is transient, “Memory Network” paintings propose a network as a method to connect and save our experiences.

Based on the voids created by Alzheimer’s, the artist fills the empty spaces with aluminum-based paint, designing shiny globules and connects them to make stunning examples of one way to hold onto our thoughts and experiences.  Modeled after neural nets by linking them and preserving them in beautiful figurative abstract images, China Blue is proposing a way to safeguard our recollections.

Memory Networks
Albert Medical School, Providence, RI
March 4 – July 25, 2016

 

Memory Net 4-22x28"

Memory Network I
4-22×28″

Memory Net 22x28"

Memory Network II
22×28″

Memory Net 11x14"

Memory Network III
11×14″

Memory Network

Memory Network VII
22×28″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Network VI, Triptych

Memory Network VI, Triptych

 

Memory Network

Memory Network V
11×14″

Memory Network IV

Memory Network IV
22 x 28″