Bottled Memoried: A Junior Conceptual Project by Anastasia Garachtchenko (2014)
I am exploring the concept of resignation resulting from the preservation of memories.
Through my conceptual art, I tried to communicate the internal reservation people felt from old memories they had: both bad and good. The bottle symbolizes the preservation of memories, represented by the faded old newspapers that are usually kept in archives, silently preserving headlines and articles. With the blue ball, I tried to convey the resignation and reservation felt through melancholy colors like the purples and blues I painted with acrylics. I painted the background with watercolors and used bright, cheery colors to represent happy memories that have the potential to happen, except the blue ball is stuck inside the bottle constructed of preserved memories.