The subject matter
which I am interested is embedded in the idea of 'place' as a reservoir for
memory and the connectedness which deems it unforgettable.
The house that one
grew up in, the corner deli, the old movie theater, the amusement park, the
grammar school building, that favorite street corner, etc. These places play a
significant role in a society's daily functions, places where memories are
created, shared, relived and stored.
They can define a society as a whole, and in
the same instance add to an individual sense of self.
many of these are continually in the process of slowly disintegrating; whether
it is due to a sudden climatic event or the upheaval of mass construction and
revitalization. The transformed environment can no longer be considered an
extension of the self; and once it has been compromised, the deterioration of
the attached memory will begin to take effect. To neglect the place where our
most treasured memories originate would be to deny part of one’s personal