Re-Freshing Play

Re-Freshing Play 

A bright pink dress covered in small red flowers moves rhythmically to the demands of the hula-hoop.

This individual act contains a nostalgic cultural memory of childhood play. The dynamic hyper-feminine image connects generations of women. Re-Freshing Play brushes up against a feeling of nostalgia seeking to go beyond youthful memory. How do qualities of child wonderment, discovery, and enthusiasm become part of adult life? Preserving memory is not the aim of the work; rather it is about women’s changing perspectives and perceptions as we age.

February 2007.  Rake Art Gallery