We Carry in Our Cupped Hands Something More Difficult Than
M. M. Dupay
Bowling Green, Ohio
Collage, acrylic and colored pencils on paper
What is a souvenir? How do we change, sometimes romanticize, the “other” to fit our need to take with us, to own, a piece of an experience? We are positioned in the relationships between human presence and artifact. We hold dear our capacity for experiencing the ideal as real even as we distance ourselves from being within it by gathering it in souvenirs. Who and what are possessed, endangered, or protected by our need to see, to hold, and to own?