During a year spent working with children at an international kindergarten in Maebashi, Japan, artist Linden Eller developed a curiosity of “childhood amnesia,” which explains that most adults’ first memory is between the ages of 3 – 4, oftentimes even later. In response, a new series began by recreating collaged versions of drawings by the children, who ranged in age from 2 to 6 years old. This project is a reflection on what is lost, kept, altered, and shared during the first years of life. This collection was originally exhibited in March 2018 at Maebashi Works Gallery in Maebashi, Japan, and currently at Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon, through June 1st 2019.
6 x 9 inches
Printed in USA, 2019