Using household materials, I am reconstructing images of Colorado’s Front Range from memory. I am interested in the distance between physical geography and my personal experience of that geography.
Perhaps the best way I can describe this is by metaphor:
When absent from a place (because I have left or yet to go), I find myself constructing a scaffold around the incomplete image in my head. Then I can start to fill in the cracks and missing pieces with memory or expectation. The patches are often incongruent and eventually, this awkward surface obscures the original structure.