personal project
ed kipling (grandpa)

Whenever we recall a memory of the past, you are not remembering the event itself. Rather, you remember the last time you thought of the event. Over time, this alters memory, losing bits and pieces of the occurrence over time. We typically remember the very good, and the very bad, but all of the associated feelings that fall somewhere in the middle tend to fade over time.

In this sketchbook, Memory of a Memory, 35mm film photos, taken by my grandfather between the years 1950 and 1980, have been manipulated and combined with monoprinted elements to allude to this idea of misremembrance. The later half of the book mirrors the first part, with elements removed or altered in some way to evoke the melancholy of fleeting memories.