Browsing SUNY New Paltz Masters in Fine Art (MFA) Thesis Collection by Author "Longobardo, Jessica"
Construction documents for the better part of 1992, as remembered: MFA Thesis - CeramicsLongobardo, Jessica (2015-05)Human brains are predisposed to remember spatial information more easily than other forms, such as names, dates, instructions, or timelines. This phenomenon is the genesis of my sculptural process: if spaces are easier to remember than events, will memories be easier to recall if converted into spaces? Through my research, both written and visual, I am exploring the capabilities and limitations of human memory. Specifically, I am interested in the inclination to seek accuracy within memories, and anxiety surrounding shortcomings in their veracity. My practice seeks to synthesize mnemonic learning devices, which rely on inventing visuals and sorting information, with technical drawing, a tool for delineating form from ideas. Utilizing these processes and strategies, I build sculptures that attempt to give a physical, durable form to incomplete recollections.