Peggy Pownall | Forgetting To Remember
       
     
Peggy Pownall | Forgetting To Remember
       
     
Peggy Pownall | Forgetting To Remember

Peggy Pownall's new body of work Forgetting To Remember explores the intertwining of imagination, experience and the fullness of our memories, juxtaposed with their often-inevitable loss. So many of us watch as loved ones experience the mystifying effects of dementia. While observing with great sadness, we also sense an ancient understanding of a core, generational connection to one another, a circular pattern of time, innocence, memory, loss, and rebirth. Pownall's  paintings reveal a metaphor for the fluidity and vulnerability, of imagination and memory and considers the fading of memories and cognition. Her  mixed media works enlist remnants of everyday life to symbolize our recollections. They are insignificant objects with extraordinary meaning - maps, postcards, sewing patterns, photos, notes, book pages, etcetera. The stitched thread represents the innumerable and multilayered facets of our connectedness.