Childhood Memories

Artist:

Stephanie LaFreniere

Location:

Farmington, Maine, USA

Full Category:

Everything Else > Personal Development > Memory Improvement

Starting Price:

$600.00

Sale Price:

Unsold

Artist Bio:

Stephanie is a graduating senior at the University of Maine at Farmington, studying Creative Writing and English. She is participating in the exstrange project as a part of her digital photography class. When she isn’t doing homework she’s drawing comics or playing minecraft with her son.

Curator:

Ann Bartges — Class Facilitator

Artist Statement:

Childhood is something that haunts people and entices them. For this auction I collected a few items that more or less “represent” my childhood to metaphorically sell my own childhood. I chose these items because they show different parts of childhood: escape from life (gameboy) and familial love (diary and cards). By selling my childhood I will essentially move on from it. It will become the buyer’s burden, or inspiration, or responsibility and I will no longer have ownership of any event that transpired before the age of 11. My hope is that memory will evoke nostalgia to appeal to buyers though I suppose it could have the opposite effect and repel buyers because the memories don’t belong to them.