Persistence of Memory
Our memory is a powerful, tenacious thing. It can bring us great pleasure or great sadness. It becomes particularly important when we lose someone. We often fill the empty days that follow loss with stories, attempting to conjure up our lost loved one from thin air. Their character is suddenly amplified, as is our memory of them. Through interviews with my grandmother, and my mother and her siblings, I extracted a picture of my grandfather John O'Toole seen through the eyes of the people who loved him the most. Beginning with tender words from his soulmate, "My dearest Johnny", and expanding to little details that were just as essential a part of him, that picture is represented in this project.
Amaia Arenzana • Kim Boland • John Brennan • Jim Byrne • Daniel Cisilino • Gabor Herczegfalvi • Kalian Lo • Denis O'Shea • Sascha O'Toole •