The Porcelain Pillow (2009)
Mute, severed from its origin and distanced by time, the museum object requires a certain amount of interpretation and expertise to begin to understand. Family held objects though, retain some form of context through family stories and threads of memories as they are passed down the generations.
‘The Porcelain Pillow’ relates to a childhood memory I hold of my Singaporean Grandmother. A memory which, although vivid, turned out to be mistaken. I have used my Grandmother’s everyday objects to explore the relationship between objects, memory and heritage. Addressing in particular, the way objects trigger memory and the tenuous and fleeting nature of memory, which can result in confusion and the loss of meaning over time.