This piece is from a body of work that attempts to visualize the feeling of remembering something half-forgotten, with hazy details and an uncertainty about what is real and what is misremembered. Scenes are layered atop one another like memories fading in and out of our minds. The paintings are more akin to poetry than prose, with sparse use of space and heavy editing of what is shown versus what is omitted. Instead of finding comfort in the past, these pieces embrace the unsettling way that our memories can be unreliable.
Kelsey Skordal is an artist who creates drawings, paintings, and handmade books. She received her BA in studio art from Colorado College, and she is currently an MFA candidate in drawing and painting at the University of Connecticut. Although she grew up on an island near Seattle, WA, she now lives and works in the woods of Connecticut.