“Lost really has two disparate meanings. Losing things is about the familiar falling away, getting lost is about the unfamiliar appearing..." Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost.
Initially inspired by mapping, this work became an exploration of how we record a journey or experiences through objects, considering memory, the things we find and lose along the way and the feelings of loss when something or someone important has gone. The project conicided with an event where I lost (and thankfully found) my dog. Recalling that frantic process of searching I started collecting, recording and labelling the objects discarded or lost by others along the routes of our daily walks. This in turn informed the making of a series of small objects and fragments made from porcelain, semi-precious metals and thread. I hope to convey a sense of the value of our experiences and memories,the fragility of the familiar and our need to conserve it.