Marisa D. Aceves. Mind Ammonite. digital photography. 2015.
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Day dreaming about finding himself in a sea of collected memories, he settles for the closest state he can access. Past thoughts, actions and relationships fill each bee cell like layered syrups. At first glance they appear separate, but when viewed as a whole they move together. Gathering at the limits of humanity, they stand side by side, technicolor soldiers blinded by the idea of coexistence yet never touching.
The accompanying description/poem is about how the mind can split after a traumatic event. Sometimes the particular event and other memories associated with it cannot be easily accessed. As a result the person goes through life feeling splintered or disconnected. They never feel like a whole or complete individual. Connected memories in their minds coexist (exist along side one another), but there is great difficulty in linking them together as part of a consistent, accessible event that allows the individual to heal from the trauma.
This particular picture was taken from a Christmas gift that I purchased for my cousin Kevin Aceves and his wife Kristen Shelley Aceves. I had taken at least three different shots of this object and each has a different feel and look to it. Either way though, all appear to reference biology in some form or another.
I am wishing you all a Happy New Year!
What does this object remind you of?