Children are often hurt. They can be hurt intentionally or unintentionally and that hurt can be physical, psychological or emotional. Hurt can be inflicted bodily, it can be inflicted by a look, a work or an action. Hurt can also be caused by someone withholding a positive look, a positive action or positive physical contact.
This artwork also deals with childhood memories and access to those memories. I have used various devices, such as zippers, layering and tears to allow, impede or cause hesitation in accessing those memories.
The artwork is presented as keepsakes in small, hinged and clasped, glass-topped boxes reinforcing the idea of retained memories and their accessibility or inaccessibility.