Aileen Bassis, Aristotle (detail), 2010. Lithograph and mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.
Objects of Memory began as a public art project entitled Memory Maps, conceived and created by Aileen Bassis for the Figment2010 festival on Governors Island, NYC. In this project, Bassis invited people to draw maps of places from memory. Objects of Memory was created using photographs of participants in the act of recollection, as well as the maps they drew, which were then manipulated with printmaking and lithograph techniques.
Bassis writes of her work, “The ideas are fragments, interrupted and blurred like our elusive memories; bits and pieces stitched together into a fragile construction underlying our present.”