Be it through collage, sculpture, illustration, or sound; my work considers the impact memory has on the creation and analysis of objects, images, and information. The discarded materials, documents, and ephemera used in my work contain secret histories, moments when memories or ideas took root. By altering their form and purpose, mixing past and present, personal and social, I explore how information is interpreted, used, and renewed through individuals, communities, and systems of power.
I can be reached at: jleerva at gmail dot com
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