Baron - Memory Palace

Baron - Memory Palace

2021

Brandin Barón

(San Francisco, CA) 

mixed media 

"I photograph and “bring to life” female portrait statues. Several photographs become prints. Childbirth often fatal, disease rampant, war on the horizon; women maintained society, civilization: brave, courageous, valiant. Immortalized in stone, forgotten.

Their stories are compelling, narratives blossom in your mind; heartbreaking, powerful, enchanting, overwhelming. Drama, anguish, joy, terror, tenderness are the aims here. I must show who they were. They were like us. Their lives not.

Let's honor these women who laughed, raged, inspired and were inspired, and loved. I hope their stories haunt you.

I depict them to celebrate, remember, honor them.

Who will you remember?"