I think she is enjoying retelling the stories and the excitement of being recorded via my laptop! It seems important to find a way of preserving these times but I am still trying to find ways to illustrate these themes of time and memory - how do you illustrate something that is intangible??
Saturday, 6 November 2010
One presentation done - on with the practical stuff
I had a presentation to give for my MA on Thursday - it had been a bit of a mad dash of reading and trying to write it after the trip to Dublin, but I got through it and I have to say all the reading and research over the last month or so is beginning to help me find a way for the practical side. Because my Grandmother has become more of the focus for my research, I have found myself quite emotional at times, when reading about memory,time, absence and loss - the key themes for my work. Fortunately I have been spending more time with my Grandmother gathering stories, memories and photographs - just got to translate this into something more solid now.