Annie May Johnston
Region: MFA Annual
Our urban environment and our bodies are stories in perpetual progress. These narrative marks are often overlooked and ignored. We walk on carved-out steps and worn-through carpets without appreciating the visual links to the moments that created and defined them. My work is focused on the marks we make on spaces and people, and how they in turn leave their marks on us. By layering different mark-making techniques, I explore and transcribe the overlapping memories apparent in us and in our surroundings. Produced with various mediums and non-archival materials, these ephemeral pieces mutate and change, mirroring the construction and deconstruction of our environment. Installations and prints are subjected to my movements and moods, actions and energies, thus retaining their own narrative and marks from their previous form.