Graham Krenz - Fake Sleep
These sculptures are meant to serve as preserved childhood memories, serious and frivolous at the same time. Making use of realism and simple geometry, these pieces can be seen as descriptions of a scene observed by someone without the vocabulary to describe it properly. Accessing these memories is often difficult, but the most valuable of them serve as a shield against the present. By creating physical icons, specific in shape but cryptic in the exact moment being referenced, autobiographical moments can be more easily used by others as access points for their own nostalgia. The piece “Fake Sleep” is a specific reference to travel, safety, and comfort. Transportation as an adult is often tedious, the space between two places you want to be. Remembering back to a time when you were young enough to be cargo, and what that felt like, is harder as time passes. Squinting your eyes to make halos around street lamps, and pretending to be asleep, to listen to your parents talk. Home was a mobile location, defined by proximity to your caregiver.