This assemblage commemorates the feelings and recollections I have of my childhood bedroom. It is not meant to look exactly like my actual bedroom, but simply to convey a child’s domestic space. The nostalgia I feel for my bedroom is around the vivid imagination I had as a kid and my ability to wonder. I wanted this miniature bedroom to seem cute and peaceful at first glace, but have elements of fear and nightmares within it because being afraid is a major aspect of my bedroom memories.
*The Bed-handmade from various found materials, with a teddy bear that is a childhood relic, and bedding made from my grandmother’s silk scarf
*The Clock-found in an antique shop, meant to symbolize time and is reminiscent of clock faces that Joseph Cornell uses in his piece Untitled (Cockatoo with Watch Faces)
*The Papers-supposed to show that a child lives in this room and colors, something I remember doing a lot
*The Sharks– representing the scary shark dreams I had frequently as a child
*The Mirror– more than anything else, I remember being afraid to sleep because of the horror stories my older sister told me about Blood Mary and the mirror that was by my bed, in this mirror a piece of paper with “Blood Mary” on it is reflected
*The Photographs-presented in a “mobile” above the rest of the box, these photos, mostly printed from old negatives all show peaceful slumber at different phases of life