Memory House by Lesley Patterson-Marx -SOLD!

I have lived in the same neighborhood in Nashville for the past sixteen years. I have witnessed the demolition of many homes in my neighborhood, including those on my street, houses where friends and neighbors used to live. Shiny new houses are built in their place, while architectural and personal histories are lost. As I walk past the empty lots, I think of the generations of families that used to live there, and all of the memories held within the houses that are gone forever. This paper house is a tribute to the lost architectural history of my neighborhood. Many of the photographs used in this piece were found at the flea market and antique stores near my home. The tiny accordion book, made from small photographs of people, fits inside the door beneath the front porch.

Artist Bio

I am a Nashville, Tenn.-based artist, and received a BA in Fine Art from Murray State University in 1997 and an MFA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2001. I have exhibited my artist's books and works on paper in galleries, art centers, colleges, and universities throughout the United States, as well as in Great Britain and The Netherlands. I work as a teaching artist, and have taught book arts at Watkins College of Art Design, and Film, and University School of Nashville. I am a founding member of Platetone: Printmaking, Paper, and Books Arts in Nashville, Tn., a non profit dedicated to book and print education.