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American artist Sara Allen Prigodich’s recent work explores the malleability of memory. Her abstract sculptures give physical form to the unreliable nature of our own recollection.

“My ceramic sculptures are physical representations of our psychological incongruities”, she explains, “the doubts, questions, and shifts in perspectives through which we view the memories of our lives”. 

“I find that a memory’s ability to mutate—to restructure reality or to erode the truth—is a potent source of inquiry for my work,” Prigodich explains.

She says, “building as needed to conceal or support the centralized ceramic form. Their fixed state serves as a means to document a single instance of a recalled event, to create a calcified moment of the past.”