Artist Statement

“... the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us, waiting and hoping for their moment, amid the ruins of all the rest; in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection.” 

-Marcel Proust

People are constantly existing in two mental states: the conscious and unconscious self. Within them, the memories and experiences that make them who they are constantly evolves due to the surrounding environment, people, and current events. Since we are perpetually fluctuating, the drifting states of dreaming and reality tend to blend in the waking world.In response to episodic memory experiences, I record memories through physical sculptures that have accumulated over time to become versions of ‘truth;’ blending levels of reality with perceptions, fears, and dreams. This “memory experiment” is to witness firsthand how memory warps over time in relationship to the conscious and unconscious self in the typically discarded, trance-like reality of the moments in between.
                                  Biography

Megan Liggett was born in Chester, NJ in 1992. She graduated with a BFA in May 2014 in General Fine Arts, and MAT from the Maryland Institute College of Art in May 2015. Her work has been exhibited in Maryland and New Jersey and has been featured in The Baltimore WatchDog, The Chester- Mendham Patch, The Black River News, JUICE/BOX, and The Observer- Tribune. Liggett currently lives and works out of Chester, NJ and is looking for high school art teaching positions to spread her passion. 
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