“Memories are fragmented; we often remember our experiences as a collection of small, vivid details…[objects] creating a mood of nostalgia or melancholy through visual links to the past. They force the viewer to reflect on how everything becomes weathered by time, and how human lives and experiences are fleeting.”
I love this quote by Chloe Quinlan about her art piece 3280, which I saw as part of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
It’s that feeling you get when physical objects, sounds or smells transport you back to long-forgotten memories, precious family moments or childhood holidays. The nostalgic twang that you can never return to that precise moment, but the comfort that you can always visit it in your memories.