|Title||Just as you were about to unlock your door you dropped your key and it shattered into one million seemingly identical keys|
|Artist / Creator||Emiland Kray|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Tucson, AZ|
|Author of Text||Emiland Kray|
|Process / Technique||RISO, watercolor, cyanotype|
|Number of Images||15|
|Structure / Binding||Flag Book|
|Medium / Materials||Risograph, watercolor, cyanotype, mirror vinyl|
|Paper Stock||80lb cardstock, 120lb watercolor paper|
|Number of Pages||15|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4 x 10.75 x 0.5 inches closed. Extends out to 14 inches.|
|Edition Size||Unique Artist Book|
|Box / Wrapper||Unsigned, Unnumbered|
My memories fade into dreams, and when dreaming I often fade into reverie. Dreams combine the mundane with the fantastic, and in my case, combine my childhood with magical scenarios. My childhood home visits my dreams and becomes nightmarish. When my parents lost our home in 2007, the house seemed to haunt them and they sought out a house built with the same floorplan for us to move into. My memories of both these homes, the original and the replica, cause me to second guess my memories. In my dreams, the house transforms back and forth resisting the stability of what a home is supposed to provide. "Just as you were about to unlock your door you dropped your key and it shattered into one million seemingly identical keys" uses repetition with original watercolor paintings, cyanotype prints, and reflections to create a never-ending loop where the dreamer is unable to enter the front door of their home.
Artist BioEmiland Kray, is a visual artist working primarily with watercolor and book arts to investigate the complexities and fallacies of memory by manipulating our attachment to nostalgic and familiar forms. He began his artistic career by living and working in Las Vegas, Nevada and received his BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2020. That same year, he began his MFA at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He has participated in group shows nationally since 2016 and has had solo shows across Nevada and in Arizona. Since then, Kray continues to make art with a focus on community involvement and volunteer work and has graduated with his MFA in the Spring of 2023.