Minnen av en omfamning
Sofia Sandqvist Marjanen explores how early memories impact on us as grown-ups in a practice that often has its starting point in the photographic family archive.
The work Minnen av en omfamning (Memories of an Embracement) portrays the young adult’s longing for a parent’s physical affirmation. One family’s feelings, experiences and relationships between parents and their children are tied together through the repetitive technique of quilting. The work symbolises the young adult’s lack of physical affirmation, whilst attempting to create a replacement for this longing in a blanket. The work contains of 81 quilted pieces, 31 of them with photos taken from the artist’s private family photo albums.