A visualization of her own family memories has given Charlotte Baker the chance to examine her own recollections as well as learning more about her family.
My Family Tree is one of four outcomes for her project Visualising Memory, all of which look into different areas of memory. In each piece, she used her own research into memory to learn more about her own.
“I want people to think about their own memories when they view my work. The use of rope allows my ideas to be subtle so that the audience can interpret each piece the way they want to. The rope is what shows my memory but only I can fully understand the pieces, so I hope that when people see my work, they reflect on their own memory in some way”.
Baker’s practice is process driven, which allows her to learn and develop her own thoughts and opinions on the topics she explores
“I want the people who see my work to be able to have the same opportunity and not have any specific idea forced onto them through the design, but instead be able to interpret my work in their own way”.
She is currently working towards her MA in Design.