My practice integrates textual research and material investigations on the complex subject of memory. To accomplish this, I first examine scientific research that investigates the creation and storage of memories within the brain. I then fold that knowledge with my own material evaluations of memory perception, existence, preservation and loss. The neurological structure of the brain that controls memory function is of particular interest to me, and in my studio I attempt to materially translate that structure via painting, sculpture, video, photography and installation. I analyze the phenomenon of memory loss, neural dysfunction, and synaptic plasticity. I see a need to step beyond the symbolic and metaphorical connections that my studio work makes between art object, subjective experience and memory. As a result I strive to achieve a better and wider understanding of the subject of memory and to capture the “essence” of its existence.