© Mary Woolf.

an accumulation of perceptions
 

An Accumulation of Perceptions

2015

What does it mean to experience something, remember it, and then re-live your perception of that memory of perceptions? Memory, perception, and photography have a complex relationship. We take photographs to remember. We destroy photographs to forget. Photographs bring back memories, otherwise forgotten. Yet we do not remember 'photographically'. Our memories are formed by our constantly changing perceptions. Our identity is shaped by these perceptions.

The complexity of the image forces the viewer to spend time with it to seek out the many details, much in the same way that we look back into our memories to perceive fleeting details and moments from amongst the masses of constantly succeeding perceptions.