Charlotte Munday

"Memory Boxes"

Class of: 2023

Medium: Sculpture

Faculty: Aviva Shulem

Prompt: Develop a 3D object/artifact, which demonstrates its connection to the community you identify with or defines you, your belief, your personality, etc. The item can be a sculpture, a functional object/tool, a body “extension” (accessory, garment, prosthesis, etc.)

Working with a range of materials, I wanted to engage in an exploration of sight as applicable to “community.” Given that both art and life involve a sensuous experience, I hoped to create a work that could express the full nature of my identity as being entangled with and in the world. Thus, by rethinking, relooking, and recreating, memories, I could express the themes of interconnectivity and belonging that I found surrounded me.

Gaining inspiration from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 1930 Villa Tugendhat, I wanted to play with the idea of transparency in order to transcend the restrictive spatiotemporal frame as well as connect external and interior realities of my own identity.