PROJECTS: Elaborative Encoding
blood on archival watercolor paper
15H x 15W inches
Elaborative Encoding explores the pattern and structure of the doily as a metaphor for the formation and degradation of memory. "Elaborative encoding" is a term used to describe the formation of new memories as they are encoded using information that is already known. Memories are formed and stored in association with one another, forming an elaborate "web" of related memories and knowledge.
©2007 Laura Splan