nesw: never eat shredded wheat
By playing a game of future telling with Origami, that holds an image of an estranged forgotten mother, multiple combinations of patterns are formed. Rules in Origami include the elimination of cutting or gluing parts of the paper, and rather stimulate complex folding in to each other, that cause equal parts to be invisible as many as those visible. Additionally, Origami can be opened as a flat image or closed to be activated as an object. Through the qualities of these materials, I am grasping onto a dissipating memory, recording an active engagement with “what might have been and what has been, [that] point to one end, which is always present”*.
* Eliot, T. S. Four Quartet: Burnt Norton. London, Faber and Faber Ltd, 2001, pp. 3-9. Print.
Excerpt : “Time present and time past/ Are both perhaps present in time future,/ And time future contained in time past./ If all time is eternally present/ All time is unredeemable./ What might have been is an abstraction/ Remaining a perpetual possibility/ Only in a world of speculation./ What might have been and what has been/ Point to one end, which is always present.”