Between Memory and Loci

Between Memory and Loci – Solo Exhibition of Angelia Ford

These works explore the dramatic renovation that human memory performs upon history – transforming past events into personal narratives.

Through encaustic works on paper and wood, book making and printmaking, Ford creates a passageway that reveals and solidifies her memories and recollections during various points in her life.  Memory is defined as a reflection of the past, a sum total of what is remembered.  These memories give us the ability to grow and adapt, to build relationships, and to even end relationships.

The word Loci translates to “places” in Latin.  The Method of Loci is a mnemonic device that was adopted by the Ancient Roman and Greeks in their rhetorical treatises.  It is a method of memory enhancement that uses visualization to organize and recall information.

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Tres Custodes (Three Guardians); Encaustic and Oil on Wood Panel; 12×16”;
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Obligo (Swathe); Encaustic, Oil, and Thread on Wood Panel; 12×16”
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Detrudo (Dispossess); Encaustic, Oil, and Silver Leaf on Wood Panel; 12×16”
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Effluo (Seep); Encaustic and Oil on Wood Panel; 12×16”
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Homagium (Homage); Encaustic, Graphite, and Oil on Wood Panel
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Chaos Ad Nihilum (Chaos to Nothingness); Encaustic and Oil on Wood Panel; 12×16”
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Natura Spiritus (Nature Spirit); Encaustic and Oil on Wood Panel; 12×16”
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Prolapsio (Descension); Encaustic, Oil, and hand-made Gampi paper on Wood Panel; 12×16”
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Ostium (Entrance); Encaustic and Oil on Wood Panel; 12×16”
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Nidum (Nesting); Encaustic, Oil, and twigs on Wood Panel; 12×16”

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