Our Memories is an evolving audience participatory installation of brain-inspired, translucent sculptures. Recognizing the need to record one’s personal experience, these neuron inspired sculptures contain cavities in which the participants place a color-coded “memory stone” during opening events. Viewers recall a powerful memory and then share the memory by depositing it in a sculpture. The “memory stones” are color-coded into six emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. Once the sculptures are filled, they are sealed. The Our Memories project is both a collective memorial piece, made complete by thousands of individual memories from people all over the world, and an experience that connects us to our core and to one another. Our Memories was first exhibited as part of the 2016 Governors Island Art Fair, followed by an exhibitions in the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park in 2018, in Thomas Paine Park in fall 2018 through spring 2019, with several more installations planned. The larger vision is to have hundreds of new memory sculptures filled with experiences from people all over the globe.

Special thanks to the NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and to the contributions of private donors in making the Central Park and Thomas Paine Park exhibitions possible. Related press for Our Memories: Curbed NYC, The Tribeca Trib, Untapped Cities, Gothamist, and the Science Channel.