© 2019  by Yukari Nakamichi

When I create art, I rely on objects from personal memory. It can be a swimming pool, a skirt, a loom, or anything else that resides in my memory. But memory is volatile. Sometimes, I am not sure if I experienced something- or maybe I just heard it. Smell, light, sound, all are uncertain. These uncertainties make a memory, a memory on whose door I am knocking.
 

​A memory is volatile, but it is also personal. Thus, when a viewer sees a work of art, her associations may differ from those of the artist. The viewer is reminded of his (or her) memories. Each viewer may have had different personal experiences, but the differences are also shaped by culture. When personal differences are added to the collective ones, perceptions of the same object can dramatically.

​But I am interested in how each viewer may draw distinct memories and associations from a single object. I enjoy when viewer may draw distinct memories and associations from a single object. I enjoy when viewers share their impressions with me - it makes me feel as if I had already met them.

​One object stands midway between me and viewer. On one side, my world of memory stands, close to me. On the other side, the viewer with her (or his) world of memories. The connecting point is the object itself. Now, we move to parallel world: a new memory room is created.