There’s a theory that water has memory and no matter how far it travels or changes, it retains recollections of everywhere it’s been and the essence of all the things it has become. The water in our blood remembers when it was a glacier, an apple, when it eroded a river into a canyon. Just as it left the canyon, it’ll leave us one day too and all of our memories will be eroded away. These drawings depict these pathways and show how through water, memories can live forever. Water Remembers represents that eternal flow of water and the spaces that it leaves behind. Neuron Map displays the physical act of remembering. The flow present in this painting compares to the drawing since water has memory and the mechanics of remembering are made mostly of water.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Annabelle Sigmond is an emerging artist focused in painting and drawing. She was born in the city of Chicago and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020. Her fine art is primarily focused on the uncanny depths of the natural world and the juxtaposition of fractal patterns. Her work strives to make comparisons between the abstract and the naturalistic, between beauty and disgust. She currently works designing merchandise for musicians and backgrounds for animations. In the past few years she has participated in several juried exhibitions. In 2023 she won first place in Springfield Art Association’s No Place to Show juried exhibition and in 2020 she was awarded a finalist in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. She enjoys caves, her dog, and reading science fiction.
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